“For I the LORD Do Not Change”

“For I the Lord do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed. From the days of your fathers you have turned aside from my statutes and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you, says the Lord of hosts. But you say, ‘How shall we return?’ Will man rob God? Yet you are robbing me. But you say, ‘How have we robbed you?’ In your tithes and contributions. You are cursed with a curse, for you are robbing me, the whole nation of you. 1Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.” Malachi 3:6-10

“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
    his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23

“In these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.” “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” Hebrews 1:2; 13:8

The changing of weather and seasons becomes an unconscious rhythm in our lives. While a splendid snow may surprise, it is winter’s expectation, and we delight in the nuances of variety in our world. But God does not change, ever, in any attribute. All are infinite and consistent, always in harmony in His rule of creation. This gives strong comfort and assuredness in days of flux and upheaval.

He is seated above the heavens, a very present help in trouble, unshakable and strong. When the now and future seem afloat, He is our anchor and stay. His word is firmly fixed, never to pass away, true forever. What causes our emotions to sway when He is sure and His immutable word trustworthy? (Psalm 46:1-3; 119:89; Isaiah 40:22; Matthew 5:18; 24:35; Hebrews 6:19)

The Lord is always working good- ultimate, eternal good- for His beloved children, in and through every circumstance, situation, and heartache. His love is steadfast, His mercies unending, His faithfulness wide. What trouble has grown bigger than our view of Him? (Psalm 36:5; Romans 8:28)

He existed from the beginning and reigns forever as Savior, mediator, and intercessor. He who does not change indwells His children forever. Nothing can separate us from His keeping love and light. What compels us to doubt and flounder in assurance, when we know He will never leave or forsake? (John 1:1-4;14; Romans 8:31-37; Hebrews 7:25; 13:5)

In the flow and flux of day to day, would we hold fast to the unchanging nature of God? In the freeze and melt of attitudes and challenges and hard circumstances, would we stand firm on our unchanging God and His word? It is a daily choice that when made, never disappoints. Through faith in Him we can soar on the heights of His good will, upheld by His enduring power and excellencies. (Isaiah 40:28-31)

Father, in a continually changing world, keep my faith firm and steadfast. May all I say and do reflect Your unchanging righteousness and glory.

One thought on ““For I the LORD Do Not Change””

  1. Love ❤️ “ Through faith in Him we can soar on the heights of His good will, upheld by His enduring power and excellencies. ” — Amen! Thank you for encouraging.


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