Exercise your mind... use your noodle... your grey matter! Think about this...
Contemplate the astounding fact that our lives will never, ever cease. We will never expire. We’re gonna live forever! The fourth stanza of the grand old hymn, Amazing Grace, is correct! “When we’ve been there ten thousand years, bright shining as the sun, we’ve no less days to sing God’s praise than when we first begun!”
Okay, when you have wrapped your noggin around that, try a harder one. Consider the fact that God never had a beginning. He always was. Before He said, “Let there be...” he had already existed ... forever. He was not created. He wasn’t born. He had no beginning.
Now, one last mind-bender. Think about this... God never changes. Our great God is immutable. He has never changed, and He never will.
We recognize His different character qualities. He is gracious and merciful. He is just, and righteous. He exhibits both love and wrath. But He remains eternally changeless.
The immutability of God is affirmed in Scripture.
He “is the same yesterday, today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8, CSB).
“For I the Lord do not change” (Malachi 3:6, ESV).
“They will perish, but you will endure; all of them will wear out like clothing. You will change them like a garment, and they will pass away. But you are the same, and your years will never end” (Psalm 102:26–27, CSB).
At the Burning Bush, Moses asked God, “What is your name?” ... “God replied to Moses, ‘I AM WHO I AM’ ” (Exodus 3:13-14, CSB). God declare Himself to be the Eternally Self-Existing One! Our God is the Creator of all things. He was not created. He always existed. And He never changes.
He was. He is. He always will be.
Why is that important?
Our God is unlike His creation. I’m moldable... mutable. I was born. I was once young and strong. Now I’m growing old. One day, my body will die. I’m inconsistent. I’m fickle.
God is distinct from His creatures. Unlike me, He is constant, consistent, dependable. He is absolutely trustworthy.
Like the north star, our immutable God in not variable or shifting. We can always count on Him! He is forever trustworthy! For this great theological truth, we should give thanks!
South Georgia Baptist Church
Mike Martin, Pastor