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The One True God is Unchanging

Day Fifteen
by Gini Crawford, MSW
www.BecauseOfGod.com
8/5/2017

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God is unchangeable or immutable. This means He is always the same.

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®

Why is it so important to have the One True God not change? Since God never changes, Jesus Christ's sacrifice will always take away our 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. (John 3:16)

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, than 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 is never unloving, and deals with every situation through Who He is, not just through His unchanging nature. God is always present, so He knows, hears and sees, then reacts with just the right actions and emotions. For instance: God's anger burned over Israel's awful sin but God listened to Moses and changed His mind over destroying them. (Exodus 32) God's love for the world leads His every decision. Aren't you glad? (Jonah 3:10; 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) List three facts about God that you didn't know and enjoyed learning. 3) What characteristics and names make you want to love God? Why? 4) How does knowing God is unchanging influence your life?

 

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