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Yesterday, Today, And Forever: God Never Changes

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the
ending, says the Lord, who is, and who was,
and who is to come, the Almighty. (Rev. 1:18)

Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and
today, and forever. (Hebrews 13:8)

Our world is changing so much, and so fast : It's always “off with the old, on with the new” anymore. In everything from clothing, to the latest diet trends, to hair color, to the cars we drive, and even our relationships. Anything we don't like, we get rid of, and get a new one. Anything that doesn't work as well or as fast as we want it to, we toss it out and get another one. The moment some new gadget or device comes out, we immediately want to replace our out-dated one, even if it still works fine, and we were quite happy with it until the new one came out.

Change is not always for the better, unfortunately. One of the biggest changes in our time is that people no longer have respect for God's Word. People have thrown out the “old” Bible, in an attempt to make it more modern, to make it fit in with our newer way of life. They cast doubt on God's divine creation, wanting us to believe that some big bang brought about the world and all life forms, and that man somehow evolved from an ape. Many claim that God is dead, or more recently, that He is only one of many equally valid gods. Some attempt to trivialize God's Word, claiming it is obsolete, and irrelevant to our lives today.

Too many people nowadays don't believe God has the right to define standards of right and wrong for us to live by. Instead, they claim that each of us has to decide what we think is right and wrong, and live by our own standards rather than God's. Just because God said something was sinful back then, doesn't mean it is a sin now, because moral standards have changed, so the Bible must change with the times. They ignore the simple fact that standards of morality, or right and wrong, cannot be determined by majority rule. (Even if they could be, God IS the majority!)

There is a definite battle going on, to re-define God's Holy Scriptures to make them coincide with what man wants. But regardless of what foolish people claim, God is the same as He has always been. He is unchanging and unchangeable, then, now, and forever. His Holy Word has endured all these many years, and always will, despite every effort to discredit it. His principals are the same now as they were when he first spoke them into the ears of His prophets, and will never change. They are never out-dated or obsolete, and are not open to discussion or compromise. And His plans and purposes are the same now as they were then: to redeem lost, sinful man.

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD,
thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
(Jeremiah 29:11)

God has revealed Himself to us through His Word, through His Son Jesus, and that Word will never change; it will endure forever. I don't know about you, but I find comfort in knowing that God is still God, no matter how much our world is changing all around us. While I am often dismayed and uncomfortable with changes that I dislike but have no control over, it helps me to remember that He is still Sovereign over all; He is still Jehovah God Almighty, the great I Am. His is faithful and just and holy and true, and His mercy and loving kindness will endure forever. His plans and purposes will be fulfilled, just as the Bible says.

And one day soon, Jesus will return. Then every single being will know beyond any shadow of a doubt, that God's Word is true and never changes. At that time, at the name of Jesus, every knee shall bow in recognition of Him, whether they ever bowed before or not. And every person everywhere will know that He is Lord, whether they ever believed in Him before or not.

That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven,
and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue
should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
(Philippians 2:10-11)


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