Thursday, October 13, 2016

Eternal and Unchanging

Encouragement for your daily walk with God 

I’m teaching a class at H.C.C. University on the subject of God — as He is revealed in the Bible. Christ followers have been accused of making up a god, then worshipping their creation. It’s true that people make up gods, but when they do, you get the likes of Hercules, Poseidon, Zeus, and other capricious gods. Or you get a cosmic force. Or you get a Santa Claus, checking out who’s naughty or nice. In these cases, it reveals more about the image maker than the God of the Bible.  

The God of Scripture has revealed Himself with personhood — intelligence, emotion, and will — and from Genesis to Revelation, He displays these characteristics. But wait, there’s more!

Scripture teaches His immutability. Simply said, He doesn’t change. He remains constant. 

Scripture also teaches His eternality. Simply said, He has no beginning or ending. He is… period. One line in the song, Mary Did You Know, says, “He’s the great I AM.”

These two characteristics are among the many reasons He is worthy of our worship. He is, and He is forever the same. He’s not fickle, He doesn’t change from generation to generation. He hasn’t gotten older and weaker. He hasn’t had a lapse in judgment. He’s the same God to us as He was to Adam and Eve, Moses, Peter, and Paul. 

My goal in life is to bring glory and honor to who God is and what He can do. And although I have served Him for over 45 years, I want to know this eternal and unchanging God better. How about you!

Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. Isaiah 40:28

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