Section 1: God
Week 2: God Is Good
Day 5: God Is Unchanging
Our lives are constantly changing. One day you love your house. The next day… not so much. One day you can’t wait to get to work. The next… you’re thinking about changing careers. You’re born with thick, luxurious hair. Now… you’re trying to figure out how to get the last three strands to cover your otherwise bald head. Change is a fact of life.
Change Brings an Element of Risk
Sometimes change is good. Sometimes it’s bad. But it always carries with it an element of risk. Imagine you decide to start your own business. You’ve done some research and you know “widgets” are in high demand. So you put in your two-week notice, rent some space and start making widgets. Your new business is up and running and you’re making money hand over fist because people can’t get enough widgets. So far, so good. But all of a sudden the market changes and nobody wants widgets anymore. Now you’re left with a warehouse full of them and no way to pay the bills.
That’s why so many of us fear change. You never know exactly what you’re going to get, which means there’s no guarantee things will be better.
Thankfully God Never Changes
Change isn’t something we have to worry about with God, because he can never change (Ps. 102:25-27, Mal. 3:6, James 1:17). And we should be happy about that. We know God is good today. But if he could change, who knows what tomorrow would bring? He promised to take care of us. But if he could change, perhaps he’d get sick of helping us all the time. He promised to give us eternal life if we put our faith in Christ. But if he could change, maybe he’d rethink the whole deal. Where would that leave us?
Thankfully, we don’t have to worry about that. God doesn’t change. He’s the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
Make a list of God’s character traits and the promises he has made to you.
If God were like you and me, how much confidence could we have that he would keep those promises.