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The One True God is Unchanging

Day Fifteen
by Gini Crawford, MSW

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The One True 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, of course this means 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). Reassuring truth, isn't it?

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

You can trust in the unchanging nature of God

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 frustrated you spent time on it. Your son joined the military, so your house seems empty. 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. You need to move to a different state, so there go multiple changes. Even 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? God's love for you will never change: He loved you before the world was created. He loved you when you were His enemy. He will love you throughout eternity. (Jeremiah 31:3; Ephesians 1:4) Do you love Him? He loves you.

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

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

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:

The same yesterday and today and forever, God

Explain why it is important that God is unchanging to you.

Describe a situation that has frustrated you about change in the world in general or of someone who has changed. Why would God's unchanging nature give you peace in that frustration?

I am involved in politics, which definitely makes me feel nothing stays the same. In politics, sometimes the change is very good, other times not so good. I find myself quite often thinking, this or that situation looks like it is out of control, leading to a devastating state of affairs; but then I remember, our unchanging, gracious, patient and merciful God is in control (Jeremiah 29:11). God's unchanging nature gives me peace of mind for the future, no matter who is governing our country (John 16:33).


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

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

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


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