God is unchanging, often referred to as the immutability of God. According to William Shedd, “The immutability of God is the unchangeableness of His essence, attributes, purposes, and consciousness.”
God’s essence is unchanging.
God’s attributes are unchanging.
God’s purposes are unchanging.
God’s consciousness is unchanging.
J. I. Packer makes 6 points about God’s unchangeableness.
1. God’s life does not change.
a. Psalm 102:26-27, They will perish, but You will endure; Yes, they will all grow old like a garment; Like a cloak You will change them, and they will be changed. But You are the same, and Your years will have no end.
2. God’s Character does not change.
a. James 1:17, Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.
3. God’s truth does not change.
a. Psalm 119:89, Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven.
4. God’s ways do not change.
5. God’s purposes do not change.
a. Numbers 23:19, God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?
6. God’s Son does not change.
a. Hebrews 13:8, Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.
Look at the chaos in the world. Mass killings. Politics and politicians. Natural disasters. The economy. Legalization of immorality. Anti-God, anti-Christian sentiments. And the list goes on and on. It can be overwhelming, confusing and depressing BUT GOD HAS NOT CHANGED.
God is the One Consistent, Stabilizing Component in the chaos. No matter how bad it gets, He does not and will not change. His Word is true and will always be true. His purposes will come to fruition, nothing and no one can thwart them.
In a time when the world scene changes on a daily basis, there is comfort in knowing that GOD NEVER CHANGES. Though the world can feel like shifting sand, we can rest on our solid Rock, OUR UNCHANGING FOUNDATION.
Thank You God for being YOU.
After serving 16 years full time on the staff of America’s Keswick, Diane and her husband moved to North Carolina where she continues to serve part time as a contributing writer and Partner Care Consultant. She is also a biblical counselor and women’s event speaker. For more information about having Diane speak at your next event please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.