- an editorial -

Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away.

Matthew 24:35 -


Dear Friends,

When I was a boy, my mother would say to me, "Norman. Don't you have anything better to do with yourself?!"

In the midst of the swirl of current world and national events, the Lord has brought a passage to mind:

Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away. - Matthew 24:35

With madmen possessing nuclear capabilities and the president of the most powerful nation in the West rolling out a welcome mat to Islam and using devious means to institute sweeping policies against the will of the people that have been colossal failures elsewhere, cries arise for us to do something. I have felt the pull, and am sure that many of you have also. However, for me personally, the Lord has affirmed in my heart time and time again, that I need to stick to the study and propagation of the Word. Everything else that I do is just to put bread on the table.

Every one of us needs to seek the Lord as to how He wants us to serve, and they are limitless: politics, law, education, commerce, the trades, you name it; but in whatever field the Lord moves us to apply ourselves, we must remember the words of our risen Lord:

Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away.

Let us not lose our perspective. This world may go to Hell - that's not a theological statement - our beloved America may end up in a Marxist or Muslim camp - God forbid! - and there may be a conflict of enormous proportions before long with our beloved Israel the bull's-eye of choice once again with the world poised to condemn her for defending herself or pre-empting disaster. Nevertheless, in the midst of the madness let us remember that all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of men as the flower of the grass. The grass withers, and its flower falls away, but the Word of the Lord endures forever (1 Peter 1:24-25).

Yeshua came to a benighted world: and the light in the darkness did shine, and the darkness did not perceive it (John 1:5. Young's Literal Translation); yet the light of God's Word remains, having been passed down to us in Spirit and in script. Now, we are the torchbearers for this generation and the next, and we must pass the torch to them - a torch that burns brightly and strongly.

It was in a dark period of history that God assured Jeremiah, "Is not My word like fire?" declares the LORD, "and like a hammer which shatters a rock?" (Jeremiah 23:29). Let us build ourselves up in God's Holy Word as a hedge against present and future perils that no matter how dark the night gets our lives and our words may be lights on lampstands and cities on hilltops that cannot be hidden.

Whatever our call on this afflicted planet, let us treasure up God's Word in our hearts as David did in his (Psalm 119:11) and dance joyfully as he did when he escorted the ark into Jerusalem (2 Samuel 6). Then we will be wealthy and victorious in this world with wealth and victory overflowing to lavish upon others.

"Norman. Don't you have anything better to do with yourself?!"

If my dear mother were standing in front of me right now, I would answer her, "No, Mom. I have nothing better to do with myself than to learn and to burn with the Word of God and to urge people to learn it themselves and walk it out in their lives."

Study earnestly to present yourself approved to God, a workman that does
not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing (Strong's: dissecting correctly)
the Word of Truth.
- 2 Timothy 2:15

16. All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof,
for correction, for training in righteousness; 17. so that the man of God
may be adequate, equipped for every good work.

- 2 Timothy 3:16-17 -

Now, dear friend, I ask you: "Don't you have anything better to do with yourself?!"

Many blessings to you in the Word that will never fade away.

In the Name of our Wonderful Lord and Savior, Yeshua HaMashiach,
Norm Manzon


Norman Manzon, 2010

Norman Manzon is a Bible teacher in Hawaii
and may be reached at

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