Here we clearly see The Living Word of God, Jesus Christ, giving affirmation to The Written Word of God, the Bible. Thus, we can have full confidence in the Bible as the truth, for the One Who said “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life” also said the Bible is the Truth of God given for our benefit.
In the Bible, therefore, we have the authoritative standard for our lives, which will last for all eternity. Many years ago, this fundamental truth was captured in a beautiful poem written by a man named John Clifford. I post it here for your consideration.
The Anvil of God’s Word
“Last eve I paused beside the blacksmith’s door,
And heard the anvil ring the vesper chime;
Then looking in, I saw upon the floor,
Old hammers, worn with beating years of time.
“‘How many anvils have you had,’ said I,
‘To wear and batter all these hammers so?’
‘Just one,’ said he, and then with twinkling eye,
‘The anvil wears the hammers out, you know.’
“And so, I thought, the Anvil of God’s Word
For ages skeptic blows have beat upon;
Yet, though the noise of falling blows was heard,
The Anvil is unharmed, the hammers gone.”*
As Peter said in first epistle (I Peter 1:23-25):
23 For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God. 24 For, "All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, 25 but the word of the Lord stands forever." And this is the word that was preached to you.