111 ImmutablePosted: January 15, 2017
God is immutable. We can try to click “mute” on the remote control, but that does not silence God. He still speaks even if we ignore Him. Eventually, He will make everyone hear His voice. “At the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:10-11).
Many pretend God does not exist. They remove Him from public life and from private decisions, but He will not be removed. “Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account” (Hebrews 4:13). We will not be able to make any excuses at that time. The best we could do would be to say, “God, have mercy on me, a sinner” (Luke 18:13).
“I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me. I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say: My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.” Isaiah 46:9-10
“I the Lord do not change.” Malachi 3:6
The quote above from Malachi is in the context of God accusing Israel of leaving Him and His ways. God called them back to true worship. God had punished them, but He had not forsaken them. He was true to His word then and still is, today.
Our sin does not change God. He still loves us. Our prayers do not change God, either. God answers prayer—He says that He will. Our prayer may touch God’s heart and lead Him to act, but it does not change Who God is or how He interacts with humanity.
We cannot justly find fault with God. Even Job was unsuccessful at that. In the end he repented. “My ears had heard of you, but now my eyes have seen you. Therefore I despise myself and repent in dust and ashes” (Job 42:5-6).
All of human activity throughout history has not changed God. We have made discoveries and inventions, but God already knew them before we did. Nothing we could say or do would surprise God. We cannot come up with some new idea that He did not already know.
We can plead,beg, cry, wail and bemoan our circumstances or the state of the world, but that will not change God. We cannot devise some plan that will thwart His purposes or get Him to change His mind. We cannot make God bend to our will.
“I the Lord do not change.” Nothing will change Him. After all that has happened since the creation of the world, God remains the same. Only our perception of Him changes. He has revealed Himself to us more and more. We gain more insight as we listen to Him. Our thoughts about God may change, but He remains the same.
God is immutable.
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