Isaiah 25:7-8 ends with powerful words that Says; The LORD has Spoken! The word of our Lord will stand forever. If so, we are saved. If not, we are doomed. This is exactly where all true Christian preaching and ministry begins. We begin with absolute confidence in God’s promises precisely because we have absolute confidence in God’s Word. Our confidence is full because we have heard God speak, and we receive and trust his Word in all of its dimensions. We live by the Holy Scriptures because we know that they are the written Word of God. We trust in Christ, the incarnate Word, who, from the beginning, was with God and is God.
The Christian ministry is deadly serious business. The preacher stands to preach — what will he say? People who dwell in deep darkness desperately need a great light. Souls soon to face the eternal judgment of God desperately need to hear the blast of a trumpet. Sinners utterly without hope desperately hold onto a hope for hope. What will the preacher offer?
Flesh like grass, soon to wither and die, awaits a word. Fading flowers call out for rescue and an unfading hope. What is your message?