"For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye
sons of Jacob are not consumed." (Malachi 3:6)
I just love God's Word. I love how I can read a scripture and the Lord just pricks my heart with a Truth that speaks loudly to my heart and my spirit. I love how He can just open a window of understanding into my soul and then fill it.
I love the way God gets right to the point in this scripture. "I am the Lord, I change not". Yes, He is Jehovah. The eternal One. The maker of heaven and earth. He is the Lord. And He doesn't change. Not ever.
He is the same now as He was in the beginning and that He will be forever. He is unchanging. Immutable. Constant. He is the Lord.
God can do exactly what He says He can do. He is the one constant in our lives as Christians. When other things change and go awry, we can always count on God being just the same. When we can't depend on anyone or anything else, we can count on our Savior.
We should desperately desire to obey Him and His unchanging nature. We should embrace the amazing knowledge we have been given through the Holy scriptures of the nature of God. Without this knowledge, it would be near impossible to be obedient to Him. But when we are armed with the Truth of His Word, we know exactly who He is and what He can do. We don't just believe it, but we KNOW it!
God doesn't change. Not ever. That is HUGE in our lives. He is our stability. He is our foundation. He is the only one we can count on all the time. The God of Abraham and Jacob is the God of today! The God that performed miracles then, can perform miracles now!
1. God will always love us.
"Beloved, let us love one another:
for love is of God; and every one
that loveth is born of God, and
knoweth God" (1 John 4:7)
2. God will never leave us.
"...for He hath said, I will never
leave thee, nor forsake thee"
3. God gives us eternal life when we believe.
"For God so loved the world, that he
gave his only begotten Son, that
whosoever believeth in him
should not perish, but have everlasting life."
We can be certain of those 3 truths regardless of what comes our way. Regardless of what befalls us. No matter what, we can KNOW that our precious and sovereign God loves us, will never leave us and gives us eternal life. Our God is unchanging. He is the same today as He was yesterday and as He will be tomorrow.
He loves us today in our sinful nature as much as He did before we were born.
I don't know about you, but this gives me a peace that is surpassed by nothing else. The surety of His unfailing love even in the midst of all my frailties gives me joy unspeakable, confidence and security unfathomable. To know that God gives us these promises in His Word, is the best assurance that I could have. I have assurance of His love. Assurance of His fellowship. Assurance of everlasting life.
Thank you, Jesus for your Word and for the promises contained within. To know that you are exactly who you say you are and that you can do exactly what you say you can do, is life to me. You fill me with love and hope. Peace and comfort. You bestow such mercy and grace upon me that I stand in awe. I love you and I thank you for loving me.
Thanks GREG for hosting this each week!