God’s Unchangeability

It is a wonderful thing that the Lord God Almighty does not change. He has stayed the same from the beginning of time until now. He will always and forever He will be the same. Just as He has been since before time began He will be into eternity. 

Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures. James 1:16-18

He is the truth, the life, and the way. He is and always will be. Never to falter, never to be swayed by any force or power, and never to fail.

How wonderful it is that He always remains merciful to the humble, always patient to the lowly, always abounding in loving-kindness to those who seek Him, and always forgiving to those who repent and turn from their sin to obey Him.

To the wicked, He seems terrifying, judgmental, and a cruel taskmaster, trying to keep them from the pleasure of their sins that they love so much. He is both gracious and full of justice. Gracious, if you obey Him. But He punishes the lawbreaker.

But to the wicked God says: “What right have you to recite my statutes or take my covenant on your lips? For you hate discipline, and you cast my words behind you. If you see a thief, you are pleased with him, and you keep company with adulterers. Psalm 50:16-18

He is pure, holy, and perfect in righteousness. He hates wickedness and depravity, He abhors injustice and abominable behavior, and He detests wrong-doing and immorality. There is no place before Him that crimes against His holy, righteous, and just Law will not go unpunished for those who refuse to repent and turn from their sins.

Those of crooked heart are an abomination to the LORD, but those of blameless ways are His delight. Be assured, an evil person will not go unpunished, but the offspring of the righteous will be delivered. Proverbs 11:20-21

Cleans your hands and heart before Him, bow down before Him in His presence. Give everything into His hands. He will never lead you astray and His love and forgiveness will be bestowed upon you like the dew that comes down upon a meadow before the morning light.

And He shall stand and shepherd His flock in the strength of the Lord, in the majesty of the name of the Lord His God. And they shall dwell secure, for now, He shall be great to the ends of the earth. And He shall be their peace.

Then the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many peoples like dew from the Lord, like showers on the grass, which delay not for a man nor wait for the children of man. Micah 5:4-5,7

Open your hands to God and allow Him to do to you whatever He pleases with you. With an open hand and an open heart give freely to Him everything, that He may freely give to you. Turn to Him and obey His commands and decrees that you may be pleasing in His sight.

Desire nothing more than His good and wonderful will in your life, whatever that may be. Give Him everything, holding back nothing.

Pray and say, “Give me whatever you desire, Oh Lord. Take from me whatever you desire, Oh Lord. Lead me, guide me, and direct me by the power and fire of your Holy Spirit.

Search me and know me. Remove from me any ungodly way. Wherever you desire, Oh Lord, may I desire, that I may fully and completely be given to your will and control from this place and forevermore, Oh Lord my God!” 

“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. 

Bring 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. I will rebuke the devourer for you, so that it will not destroy the fruits of your soil, and your vine in the field shall not fail to bear, says the Lord of hosts. Then all nations will call you blessed, for you will be a land of delight, says the Lord of hosts. Malachi 3:6-12

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