The Things That Never Change

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Gen 1:1)

I can’t tell you how many things I remember from when I was a kid, and that doesn’t seem like it was all that long ago. Even today at thirty two, it seems like the last twenty years has just simply flown by. I remember when in Pell City all stores closed at noon on Wednesday, I also remember when Sunday was a day NOTHING was open at all. Today you can find nearly every store in Pell City open normal hours on Wednesday, and on Sunday too. Some of my best memories revolve around sitting on the back porch with my family drinking a cold sweet tea with a banana sandwich. It absolutely amazes me how time has changed so quickly over the years.

There are some things that change, and change is inevitable, we cannot control many of the changes that happen around us all the time, but some things never change. Look at these things God says will never change:

God will never change: “I am the Lord, I do not change” (Mal 3:6). God has promised that He will never change. The Hebrew writer says that “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever” (Heb 13:8). People change, we know from experience that some people we think we know so well, we actually do not know in some situation.  Paul reminds us “for what things knows the things of man except the spirit of the man which is in him?” (1 Cor 2:11). What’s the bottom line, while people may change, God will never change, the things God says will always stand true, and the promises of God are always secure.

The word of God will never change: Peter reminds us that we have been born again through the “word of God which lives and abides forever” (1 Pet 1:3). God’s word will never go away, and the word of God is eternal. We know we will be judged BY the word of God (John 12:48), and we know the word has been with God the Father since the beginning (John 1:1). Paul reminds the Galatians that even if he or an angel were to come from heaven and preach any other gospel than what was already preached,  “let him be accursed”  (Gal 1:8) Paul says that “all scripture is given by the inspiration of God, and is profitable” (1 Tim 3:16), and as a reminder. God does not change.

While we may sit back sometimes and look at the changes that have occurred in our society over the last several years, we can be so thankful for a God who has provided a plan of salvation, and who has made eternal promises, who also does not change. We can also be thankful that God has given us His word, which will live and abide forever, and gives us that plan of salvation, that also does not change.

Ande Z