Matthew 24:35 - God's Word is Eternal and Immutable.

Matthew 24:35: God's Word is Eternal and Immutable.

Matthew 24:35 (NIV)  Heaven and earth will pass away, but my 
words will never pass away. 

Matthew 24:35 (CWR)  Heaven and earth as they now are will pass 
away, but my words will never pass away. 

God has revealed Himself through His Word, both the living Word, 
Jesus Christ, and His written Word, the Bible. Neither will ever cease 
to exist. Heaven and earth, as we know them, will some day cease to 
be. [Disciple SB] 

Jesus' words are more certain than the existence of the 
universe. [NIV SB] 

The words of Christ are more certain than the very existence of 
the universe. [Nelson SB] 

The policies of even the greatest men of earth change, but the 
principles of God are steadfast forever, for God changes not (Mal. 3:6). 
[SDA Commentary] 

The word of God is the only steadfast thing our world knows. It 
is the sure foundation. "Heaven and earth shall pass away," said 
Jesus, "but My words shall not pass away." Matthew 24:35.  The great 
principles of the law, of the very nature of God, are embodied in the words 
of Christ on the mount. Whoever builds upon them is building upon 
Christ, the Rock of Ages. In receiving the word, we receive Christ. And 
only those who thus receive His words are building upon Him. "Other 
foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ." 1 
Corinthians 3:11. "There is none other name under heaven, given among men, 
whereby we must be saved." Acts 4:12. Christ, the Word, the revelation 
of God,--the manifestation of His character, His law, His love, His 
life,--is the only foundation upon which we can build a character that 
will endure.  We build on Christ by obeying His word. It is not he 
who merely enjoys righteousness, that is righteous, but he who does 
righteousness. Holiness is not rapture; it is the result of surrendering all to 
God; it is doing the will of our heavenly Father. When the children 
of Israel were encamped on the borders of the Promised Land, it was 
not enough for them to have a knowledge of Canaan, or to sing the 
songs of Canaan. This alone would not bring them into possession of 
the vineyards and olive groves of the goodly land. They could make 
it theirs in truth only by occupation, by complying with the 
conditions, by exercising living faith in God, by appropriating His promises 
to themselves, while they obeyed His instruction.  Religion 
consists in doing the words of Christ; not doing to earn God's favor, but 
because, all undeserving, we have received the gift of His love. Christ 
places the salvation of man, not upon profession merely, but upon faith 
that is made manifest in works of righteousness. Doing, not saying 
merely, is expected of the followers of Christ. It is through action 
that character is built. "As many as are led by the Spirit of God, 
they are the sons of God." Romans 8:14. Not those whose hearts are 
touched by the Spirit, not those who now and then yield to its power, 
but they that are led by the Spirit, are the sons of God.  Do you 
desire to become a follower of Christ, yet know not how to begin? Are 
you in darkness and know not how to find the light? Follow the light 
you have. Set your heart to obey what you do know of the word of 
God. His power, His very life, dwells in His word. As you receive the 
word in faith, it will give you power to obey. As you give heed to 
the light you have, greater light will come. You are building on 
God's word, and your character will be builded after the similitude of 
the character of Christ.... every building erected on other foundation 
than God's word will fall. He who, like the Jews in Christ's day, 
builds on the foundation of human ideas and opinions, of forms and 
ceremonies of man's invention, or on any works that he can do independently 
of the grace of Christ, is erecting his structure of character upon 
the shifting sand. The fierce tempests of temptation will sweep away 
the sandy foundation and leave his house a wreck on the shores of 
time.... You who are resting your hope on self are building on the sand. 
But it is not yet too late to escape the impending ruin. Before the 
tempest breaks, flee to the sure foundation. {MB 148-152} 

So few things in our lives last forever.  In fact, Jesus tells 
us in Matthew 24:35 that "heaven and earth will pass away, but my 
words will never pass away." It makes you wonder, doesn't it, why we 
spend so much time, energy, and resources on the things of this world 
- making money, creating a name, impressing our neighbors, 
collecting treasures, seeking pleasure - when we know that they will all be 
gone one day. Like God Himself, His Word is eternal.  What results 
from His Word is also eternal:  fruits of the Spirit such as love, 
joy, peace, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and self-control; 
fruits of our labor such as soul winning, seed planting, soil watering; 
the fruit of righteousness such as a pure life. What will you say on 
that day when you stand before the Lord to give an account of your 
time?  Today is a good day to start over: read His Word, apply it to 
your life, and live it out!  [In His Time; Walk With Wisdom]