Nine Things That Will Disappear and One That Won't

Nine Things That Will Disappear During Our Lifetime and One That Won't, The durability of the Bible, the Word of God last forever
The list went viral a few years back--a list of things that will disappear during our lifetime. 

The list varied a bit, but usually included these nine items that experts predict will disappear:

1. Post Offices
2. Checks
3. Newspapers
4. Books
5. Land-line phones
6. Music CDs
7. Television
8. Things we own—hard copies of photos, written records, videos
9. Privacy

It's interesting that most of these nine things involve words--written, spoken, sent, recorded and sung.

Ways of sending, recording, transmitting and storing words may change and disappear, but words are essential for life. And we'd all agree that not all words are created equal. Some will be gone next week and some will remain throughout history.

But the most valuable Word is described below:
For the word of God is full of living power. It is sharper than the sharpest knife, cutting deep into our innermost thoughts and desires. It exposes us for what we really are. Hebrews 4:12 (NLT)
Alive, powerful, cutting through truth and error, revealing our hearts and God's heart ... eternal.

No matter how they are stored or transmitted, they are life-changing. Let's not let a day go by without enjoying God's Love Notes.
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23 comments:

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    1. hi SavedbyGrace - I couldn't see a 'post' or comment sign - so I jumped on your reply facility - I disagree with number 4. :) okay. cheers,

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  2. i love your one-minute devotions! thanks for visiting my site. i look forward to reading more of your devotions! Jillzy.com

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  5. Great post. The word of God will endure forever.

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  6. Hi Gail! What an interesting observation about words. And you are so right, we need to hang on to the words of God. What would we do without them?

    I'm really going to miss the newspaper, not going to lie. I am a crossword fanatic :)

    Always good to see you!
    Ceil

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  7. So true about all words not being created equal. God has been showing me more and more the truth of that verse...that His Word is living and active and sharper than a two-edged sword. And what a blessing to know that even when land-line phones and newspapers are the stuff of museums...His Word stands forever!

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    1. I so agree, Jennifer--so glad God is unchanging.
      And I think I will always enjoy having a few real books, even though I love my Kindle for traveling. : )
      Gail

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  8. Dear Gail
    One thing that will never change, is the Resurected Word living in us! I am so grateful. It is actually sad when we see how the world changes due to technology. So many jobs are lost when people are replaced by machines and computers.
    Blessings XX
    Mia

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  9. Great post! I hate that so many things are dying out. I wonder how my kids will communicate with their kids. Things like real conversation on a front porch are a rarity among teens now. It is kind of sad. Glad that the Word of God will never change :)

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  10. Nice post,
    and thanks for sharing it. I would be sad without most of those things. But I agree, God is unchanging and the way he communicates with us will not change.
    Thanks for linking up,
    with love,
    -Jo

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    1. Yes, so glad that God is unchanging in our ever-changing world.
      : )

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  11. It is amazing Gail how much you pack in your one minute blog posts! Wow, I'm kinda sad some of those things will go away. I'm a huge sit in a chair with a book fan. I love your contrast that the Word of God is like no other words! Our treasure. Thank you for your faithfulness in linking up on Wednesdays. I really appreciate it and you!

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  12. Wow! I believe it! Our family has already done away with checks, newspaper, land lines, cd's....and if I am honest with myself...probably a little bit of privacy! Ugh. Lol Great article!

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  13. Everytime I comment on your blog it begins with "my husband and I have talked about that...". Well here I go again. My husband and I have talked about most of those items at length and the implications of their disappearance. One that I disagree with is books. Books may eventually die out, but I believe they will be around for much longer than most of the other items on the list. There is something special and unique about holding a book that cannot be replicated digitally.

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  14. Your post is so very true...several of these things have already disappeared from my life. So comforting to know that His love endures forever and so does His word :)

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    1. Yes, Debby, they are fast disappearing. But I may hang on to some of them like books : )
      And so glad the Word will endure no matter how it is saved.
      Thanks for commenting.
      Gail : )

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  15. I never thought of it that way. Thanks for the new perspective! #SITSsharefest

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  16. Technology is developing so quickly it's almost scary. How long did we have albums before another method was created? Decades and decades longer than the CD. Many of those things on the list have already gone by the wayside for me, sadly. Great post with much to ponder!

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    1. Yes, Gail, when I think back 25 years and how I had to type up my Bible studies, use white out for mistakes, sometimes mimeograph them because not every church had a xerox machine! Boy, have times changed. So glad God remains the same!
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