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  • Henry Omotayo

Constant. The God Who Never Changes

Malachi 3:6

Message No. 0625 | Twitter @GodandUs |

As I grew up over the years and decades, I discovered that I was changing. Not only was I physically changing, I have also noticed that there are things my body system didn’t allow me to do in the past, but I am able to do them now. One of these might sound funny. When I was in high school and lived in the school hostel accommodation, we were always forced to sleep one our in the afternoon. There was nothing that I hated more than this policy because my body wouldn’t just permit me to fall asleep at daytime and when I eventually succeeded in doing this, I would wake up with headaches. Over time, I discovered that I could now sleep, and very well too, if I wanted to.

As we grow up, and especially as we mature, each of us will notice changes in our physical appearance and in our likes and dislikes. There will be things we could not tolerate when we were younger, but we could tolerate when we grow older. There are also other factors that contribute to changing us, like our orientation, training, exposure, relationships, and others. One of the constant statements that we will all continue to remember, is that change is the only thing that is constant. Fortunately, however, this is one statement that does not apply to our God.

In Malachi chapter 3 verse 6, the Bible says:

“I am the LORD, and I do not change. That is why you descendants of Jacob are not already destroyed.”

On planet earth, change may be the only thing that is constant, but in the Kingdom of our God, Constant is the only thing that does not change. The scripture above says I am the Lord, I do not change. This means that the inability to change is part of the definition of His name. Why does He not change? Because He is the Lord. God remains constant, unable to grow or retard, unable to lie or change His promises. What He said when He created the earth is what He continues to say. His position about anything remains His position today, and tomorrow too.

God made promises to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to keep and multiply their descendants. This is one reason why, in spite of the volume of ways Israel had annoyed God, He did not destroy them. In the second part of the scripture above, God says “That is why you descendants of Jacob are not already destroyed.” In Isaiah chapter 40 verse 8, the Bible says:

The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.”

And in Psalm 102:25-27, we see more of God’s constant nature:

In the beginning you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. They will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment. Like clothing you will change them, and they will be discarded. But you remain the same, and your years will never end.

In our current world, some people expect God to change His position about certain societal practices. Since morality (in the eyes of the world) keeps changing (what is considered moral now was an abomination 50 years ago), the world expects God to change also, to imbibe what we now define as moral behavior and abandon what His Word says. They are wasting their time. God will never change. His Words are Yes and Amen. The world may think that certain dividing lines in relationships have now been removed by human laws and therefore we need to rewrite the Bible or when we read some verses, we say oops, sorry, that’s not what God meant to say. What folly and waste of time!

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever (Hebrews 13:8). Just as He does not renege on His promises to you, neither does He change His mind about His commandments. When you read His Words and you see commandments that are 180 degrees turn from the practices of the world, you better believe Him. When both human and animal rights advocates are screaming in support of people who want to marry animals, you better believe Leviticus 18:23 and also read the whole chapter to see what God says about other relationships.

Sorry, world, we cannot rewrite the Bible. God is constant. He does not change His mind. What He says, that He will also do. He is the Rock of our salvation and the Stone upon which our Faith is built. People may change their constitutions and countries, their laws, but the Laws of our God will remain forever.

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 Lord I know that I am a sinner and I am unable to save myself. I am sorry for my sins and I pray that you please forgive me. I am aware that Your Son Jesus died for my sins and I accept Him as my Lord and savior. I surrender my life unto you from this moment. Please take control of my entire being and help me to be obedient to your Word, going forward. Thank you, Lord, for hearing me. I have prayed in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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