Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Thankfulness {Day 9} God is Immutable

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
Hebrews 13:8
Of old You laid the foundation of the earth,
And the heavens are the work of Your hands.
They will perish, but You will endure;
Yes, they will all grow old like a garment;
Like a cloak You will change them,
And they will be changed.
But You are the same,
And Your years will have no end.
Psalm 102:25-27

I am so very thankful that God does not change. He never changes His mind. He is faithful and trustworthy because He is immutable.

If God were not immutable, we could not trust His promises. We could not trust that Jesus' death on the cross fulfills the debt of sin we owe against our Holy Creator. We could not trust that suffering in this lifetime is for our ultimate good. We could not trust that He was always there listening to our prayers. We could not trust that Christ would return for His bride. We could not trust that sin would one day be extinguished.

But we can trust in all of God's promises because He is immutable.

Here is something I found when researching how wonderful it is that God never changes. It is perfect so I thought I'd share it with you.

The immutability of God is an assurance for Christians

Assurance provides stability and confidence in times of uncertainty and circumstances that appear threatening. Because our God is unchanging, His promises and His purposes are certain; they cannot, and they will not fail. We have an incorruptible sacrifice, the sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has accomplished eternal redemption for all who receive it (1 Peter 1:3-9, 17-21; Hebrews 9:12). We have a “kingdom which cannot be shaken” (Hebrews 12:28). We have a God who deals with us consistently with His character and His Word (see James 1:12-18). We have a Great High Priest who “abides forever and holds His priesthood permanently” (Hebrews 7:24). Our hope and confidence is not in the “uncertainty of riches” but rather in “God, who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy” (1 Timothy 6:17). The prophet Isaiah contrasted the “changing creation with the unchanging Creator” as an encouragement to endurance and faithfulness, even in the dark days of history (Isaiah 50:7-51:16).
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I am so very thankful that God is Immutable. He never changes.

I am thankful for one big change - the Change of Seasons.

The fall leaves are being blown off of the trees as I type. Although Fall is a beautiful time of year, I am excited for winter this year.

I am excited for our girls to play in the snow, drink hot chocolate, sing Christmas carols and be excited to see all the decorated houses. I am looking forward to another year to teach them about the birth of Jesus and how amazing it is that God came to earth and dwelt among us.

I am thankful that God never changes, but the seasons do.

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