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Weight A Minute! ;-)

I bet you’ve never wondered how much the Earth weighs. If you’re like me, you probably never gave much thought to this question. How did we survive so long without this knowledge!? 😜 Well, I’m here to enlighten you with what the BBC said! The Earth weighs 13,170,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 pounds[1]. Sure, this is probably the most useless fact you’ll ever hear. But hey, it’s still a fact.

We have a tiny fact like that, but it carries a lot of weight. Jesus said:

“For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished.”

Matthew 5:18

Jesus was letting us know that God does not backtrack or make U-turns. The intent enshrined in the Law of Moses is the heart of God. Still, God knew that the Law of Moses would be replaced by the covenant established with Jesus[2]. Nevertheless, Jesus was telling us that until all of God’s will is accomplished, not even the smallest part will pass away. In chapters twenty-four and twenty-five of Matthew, this truth is expanded by Jesus.

A Weighty Fact

Now here is a compelling fact for you today. You are part of God’s will[3]. Not even the smallest part of His plan for you will pass away because He will not yield anything to the enemy[4]. You are a delight to God. You may see yourself as unworthy of such a special relationship with the one true God, and you would be right. None of us are worthy[5]. Our place in Christ Jesus is by His grace alone and not based on our smart and loquacious repartee. But just as the Father delights in His Son, so He delights in everyone that has abandoned their natural life and placed their faith in Jesus.

So, if you think you should assign yourself as a second-stringer for God, “weight a minute!” Even the most negligible, lightweight bit of God’s will shall not pass away. All of His plans will be accomplished, and His plans include you and me.

As for the weight of the Earth, maybe the next time you look up at the sky or feel the ground beneath your feet, you’ll appreciate how incredible God’s creation is. We live on this massive ball of rock and water that orbits a giant ball of fire in a vast and expanding universe. God is so cool!

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[1]: Source: How much does the Earth weigh? – BBC News. [http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/science-environment-29108451/how-much-does-the-earth-weigh Accessed 5/1/2023.](http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/science-environment-29108451/how-much-does-the-earth-weigh Accessed 5/1/2023.)
[2]: Mark 14:24 He said to them, “This is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many… Biblehub. https://biblehub.com/mark/14-24.htm
[3]: Ephesians 1:3–4 NIV – Praise for Spiritual Blessings in – Bible Gateway. Biblegateway. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians+1%3A3%E2%80%934&version=NIV
[4]: 1 Corinthians 15:24 NIV – Then the end will come, when he hands – Bible Gateway. Biblegateway. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Corinthians+15%3A24&version=NIV
[5]: Psalm 14:3 NIV – All have turned away, all have become – Bible Gateway. Biblegateway. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+14%3A3&version=NIV