“…they will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment,”
The writer of our book agrees with Peter. Peter put it this way, “But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done in it will be exposed.” (2 Peter 3:10) In verses 11 and 12, Peter repeats the main theme. He again uses the words melt, dissolved, and burn.
Many well-known scholars of our time refute Peter and the Hebrew writer by asserting that the earth will be renewed, fixed up, and keep on going. For them to be right, the writers who are telling us the words of the Holy Spirit have to be wrong. There is no New Testament evidence (and the New Testament is the one the Hebrew writer says has the last words for the last days) that the present heavens and earth will remain forever. No suggestion that Jesus is preparing a home for us here in this world or that He intends to repair it or fix it. The Word says that creation will perish. It will be consumed. It will melt. It will dissolve. Who’s right?
Task for Today: Put your faith in the world or in Jesus. Put your treasures in heaven or leave them here. I suggest that you take a large English dictionary and look the keywords I took from Hebrews and Peter up. Write out the definitions. Study what you write. Ask yourself at the end of that if you believe modern scholars or the book. Contrast the two words of this verse, perish and remain.