Inspired, Enduring Forever

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

The early church often faced confusion and disunity, in part because they did not have an accurate translation of the Bible. At times, copies of books from the Bible were circulated which were corrupt. The answer was to produce an official translation which would be accurate.

This sensitive assignment was given to a man we know as “Jerome.” He dedicated himself to this project, pouring over manuscripts and mastering Greek and Hebrew. After spending three years in the desert, he moved to Bethlehem, where he lived the rest of his life.

The result of his work was the “Vulgate” translation, which was completed in 405 AD. This served as the authorized translation of the Bible for more than a thousand years.

Jerome died on this day in 420. Therefore, this is an appropriate day to reflect on the timelessness of the Bible. Its words were true when it was written, and in the time of Jerome, and still today. It has power to change lives…to correct us…to guide us…and “to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives.”

More than 2,700 years ago, Isaiah wrote that everything on earth is subject to change. The grass may seem green and plush one day, but eventually it withers. Even the most beautiful flowers will fade. Great experiences can seem timeless, but they all end. But “the word of our God stands forever” (Isaiah 40:6-8).

Today, do not trust in the things of this world. People may disappoint you. Even the most brilliant minds are flawed. Leaders and friends will make mistakes. But you always can place your faith and trust in the unchanging Word of God.