Devotions

Immutability

Numbers 23:19 (ESV):  God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?

I just read about a major denomination that has totally embraced change. They no longer accept that God created just male and female. They no longer accept marriage being defined as just between a man and a woman. They no longer believe that God doesn’t change.

This is “PRIDE” month. That sounds good, but the agenda of PRIDE month wants me to accept that God changes. I could even say that they want me to embrace that God made some to be in the wrong body. PRIDE month is an example to me that we are in the middle of a cultural civil war. This war is about what is truth and what are lies.

“Immutability” is an attribute of God. God doesn’t change. You can see change in the word. “Mutate” is there. With the “im” in front of mutate, it is a word that the above verse describes. The answers to the rhetorical questions in the verse are that God will do what He says and fulfill what He has spoken.

I really like that fact that God doesn’t change. In this ever changing word, I can depend on God. God is faithful. When God speaks, I can know that it is true. When God promises, I can know that it will happen.

My whole life has foundation because of who God is. I know that the world changes. I know that my circumstances change. I know that my relationships with others change. Through all those changes, I can depend on the immutability of God.

Because God doesn’t change, I can stand firm on the truth I find in the Bible. As I do that, I can also engage the world with His grace to love others as He has loved me.

Prayer: Lord God, even as I am bombarded with lies from the world, I recommit to embracing You. Thank You that You are dependable. Thank You that You don’t change.

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