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The One True God is Unchanging

Day Fifteen
by Gini Crawford, MSW
www.BecauseOfGod.com

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God is unchangeable or immutable. This means He is always the same. Since God never changes, His promises in His Word are assured to us. What God says is what will happen; He keeps His word. (Numbers 23:19; Isaiah 55:10-11)

For I, the LORD, do not change...He (God) is not a man that He should change His mind. Malachi 3:6, 1 Samuel 15:29 NASB®

Do you sometimes feel your salvation isn't certain? Since God never changes, Jesus Christ's sacrifice will always take away your sins as He has promised it would. I am very grateful I can completely depend on God never changing His mind about me going to heaven. Are you? When God says I will have eternal life through belief in Jesus Christ, I know for sure I will. (1 John 5:11-13)

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8 NASB®

I know it is hard for us to understand someone who never changes. This is because we live in a world that seems to constantly change. Your husband liked the blue dress, so you bought it, then he changes his mind. Your mother wants you to go back to school and when you do, she gets mad at you. Your boss tells you to do some research, and then gets upset you spent time on it. The ladies in your support group suggest that you tell your sister to stop calling you, so you do, and then they tell you that is unloving. Even your church leaders can say one thing and end up doing another. I don't know about you, but it certainly is hard on me to navigate through a world that is almost completely governed by whims of change. How about you? I am so glad my God never changes; He is my Rock. We can trust in Him. (Isaiah 26:3-4)

God is unchanging, so His love for you will never change! Have you ever loved someone but they were unfaithful to you? How did it feel? God's love for you will never change! He loved you before the world was created and He will love you throughout eternity. (Jeremiah 31:3; Ephesians 1:4)

What does it mean to you that God's love is unchanging towards you?

Who is a God like You...He delights in unchanging love. Micah 7:18 NASB®

God doesn't change His mind, but that doesn't mean He is inflexible. God's anger burned over Israel's awful sin, but God listened to Moses and changed His mind over destroying them. (Exodus 32 also Jonah 3:10) Does this mean God changes His mind? No! God is eternal and sovereign over all, yet He responds to individual needs, attitudes and actions in the present. God knows all things even the what ifs of everything, so of course He would respond to Moses with exactly what was right. We could say, God is never unloving, and deals with every situation through Who He is, not just through His unchanging nature. (Romans 8:31-39)

 

Life Application:

This daily devotional on God's characteristics and names is about half way through. This is a great time to spend a little time on review. Answer these questions:

  1. List five characteristics or names of God, and state why they have encouraged you, or meant a lot to you.

  2. What characteristics and names make you want to love God? Why?

  3. How does knowing God is unchanging influence your life?

 

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