I Peter 1:24,25 “For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.”
In these two verses, God compares people to the Word of God. People are only going to be here for a short time – and then they will be gone from this planet. Even those with the most glory or fame are still not here longer than others, although their memory or works may be remembered for some time. Certainly this is a good reason why believers ought to make sure that what they do is worthwhile, largely because they will be rewarded accordingly.
The primary point of this text, though, is the durability of God’s Word in comparison to our short lives. God honors His Word and He tells us that it will endure forever. This means its Gospel message cannot change and its message will never need an upgrade! The all-knowing God made it perfect from the start and it is complete in its message, in its perfection, and in its ability to save. Now, it is up to believers everywhere to know it, believe it, and get the message out to those who need it.
As believers, we do not need a new Gospel, and we certainly do not need to dress it up. It still is “the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth” (Romans 1:16). We do, however, need God’s power to proclaim it as we should – and He is more than willing to give it to those who will do His perfect will.
The Gospel is eternal, because as long as there are lost people, there is still a need for the same grand old message that makes sinners into sons of God!