Finishing the topic we began last week, here is what Scripture has to say about God and change.
The one thing in life I need to stay the same is God—and He never changes.
“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?” (Num. 23:19).
“Of old You laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of Your hands. 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” (Ps. 102:25-27).
“For I am the LORD, I do not change; therefore you are not consumed, O sons of Jacob” (Mal. 3:6).
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation [change] or shadow of turning” (Jas. 1:17).
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and into eternity” (Heb. 13:8, literal translation).
The unchanging God is the one who makes it possible for us to experience true and lasting change.
“And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from doing them good; but I will put My fear in their hearts so that they will not depart from Me” (Jer. 32:40).
“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them” (Ezek. 36:26-27).
“And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved” (Acts 2:47).
“When they heard these things they became silent; and they glorified God, saying, ‘Then God has also granted to the Gentiles repentance to life’” (Acts 11:18).
“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God” (Eph. 2:8).