I like buying things that will last. My parents taught my brothers and me that you "get what you pay for." So when I buy stuff (like a washing machine, a television, or even clothes), I want to choose things that will hold up versus things that will fall apart after a short period of time. The reality is, however, that even those things that I purchase will eventually fall apart. My investment will not last forever. Even businesses don't last forever. Sure, a select few have been around for a hundred years or more, but they will eventually die, too. That's why forever is a word that I don't think many of us have much of a grasp on. Just based on the sheer enormity of its nature, forever is beyond my understanding. At the same time, I am grateful that it is the word used to describe God's name in Psalm 135. Things will come and go, but the name of the Lord will last forever. Kingdoms will rise and fall, but the Lord's renown will be throughout all of the ages… forever. The Lord's name is the only name that will last forever, and for that reason I worship the Lord.
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Seth is a pastor, author, and speaker who lives in Batesville, Indiana. He is married to Kari, and they have two daughters, Madelyn and Noelle.