Now what does that exactly mean? Immutable means: fixed, set, established, doesn’t change, constant, static, enduring, permanent. I love this!
God’s unchanging nature has always been one of the most precious qualities to me. He will not change. He isn’t loving today and hateful tomorrow. He doesn’t forgive me today and hold a grudge tomorrow. He isn’t kind today and evil tomorrow. He cannot change. It isn’t in His divine nature, friend. Isn’t that comforting to know?
The Bible says, “The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and plenteous in mercy.” Psalm 103:8
Verse 17 goes on to say, “But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting…”
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“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” ~ James 1:17
Psalm 107:1 says, “O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good: for His mercy endureth forever.”
Verses 8 and 9 say, “Oh that men would praise the Lord for His goodness and for His wonderful works to the children of men! For He satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.”
That’s the character of the God I serve. He is good. He is merciful. He is just.
“Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.” ~ I John 4:7-8
He is loving.
These Scriptures demonstrate and reveal to us the unchanging character of God.
“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today and for ever.” ~ Hebrews 13:8
He will not change. He cannot change.
He has loved us with an everlasting love. (Jeremiah 31:3)
When my circumstances change, my God doesn’t. When my seasons change, God remains constant. When my bank account changes or my relationships change, God is steadfast. Unmovable in His love and grace for my life.
“I will love thee, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.” ~ Psalm 18:1-2
I challenge you today, friend, to dig into the Word of God and see for yourself the character of God. “O taste and see that the Lord is good.” (Psalm 34:8) Do not neglect the Scriptures because the task seems tedious. Our lives can become so hectic and fast paced that we lose sight of the true source of our strength. Get into the habit of daily reading the Word of God and not merely checking off a reading list. God is more interested in your spiritual growth than how many chapters you’re rushing through each day. Read His love story to us and watch your spirit soar and your walk with Christ grow in ways you never knew were possible!
Blessings, my friend! May we continually grow in His grace. And may you be reminded of God’s constant character and steadfast love.