Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Never Changing

Encouragement for your daily walk with God 

We live in an ever changing world. That’s why people are looking for security. Unfortunately, many seek refuge in the wrong places, like relationships, governments, bank accounts, et al. What foolishness it is to put hope in something that is not able to bear it. Relationships crumble, governments rise and fall, and a single financial crisis can wipe out all our savings. None of these, nor any created thing can provide the security we long for. There is only One who doesn’t change, who is able to provide the security we want and need.

The Psalmist often compared God to things that we think of as permanent, the heavens and the foundation of the earth, for example. But even those will pass away. God alone remains ever the same. It should be crystal clear — only the Creator can make us secure. As John Calvin wrote, we should seek stability “no where else but in God.”

God is our Rock, Scripture says, and for good reason. Rocks are strong and stable as is our God. But that is where the similarity ends. Even rocks are subject to deterioration. They can change by erosion or other natural phenomena. But God does not change. He is the only One we can trust without reservation. He is completely dependable. 

How blessed we are to know that God never changes!

Long ago You established the earth, and the heavens are the work of Your hands. They will perish, but You will endure; all of them will wear out like clothing. You will change them like a garment, and they will pass away. But You are the same, and Your years will never end. Psalm 102:25-27

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