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God Never Changes

“For I am the Lord, I change not.” – Malachi 3:6

God Does Not Change – God is Immutable which means that God never changes. God is unchangeable; this means that God is absolutely reliable and trustworthy (Numbers 23:19; Psalm 102:26-27). God is never moody or surprised. God does not change. He always remains the same. It is why the Bible says, “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever” God has planned and promised many things in His Word. He cannot change His plans or His promises. God cannot lie. God cannot sin. God will not forget or change His promises (I Samuel 15:29; James 1:17; Numbers 23:19). God does not get older in age or body. He is the same yesterday, today, and forevermore. All that God is, He has always been. All that He has been and is, He will ever be. God is also the God of today, that He is the One who is always now. In other words, with God there is no concept of time. This simply means that God is not bound by time. Mankind divides time into periods, eras and years. It is called past generations or future generations. Time is either past, present or future. God has no past and neither has He a future, because what has passed is still present with Him and what is yet to come is also present with Him! Time is in existence for man, not God. Time is related only to man, not God. He cannot change because He is perfect and will remain perfect (Psalm 102:25-28).

Some Other Divine Attributes – God is also a consuming fire (Isaiah 6:3; Habakkuk 1:13; Exodus 3:2-5; Hebrews 12:29). God is truth meaning that He is in agreement with all that He is, He will remain incorruptible and cannot lie (Psalm 117:2; 1 Samuel 15:29). God is spirit, meaning He is invisible (John 1:18; 4:24). God is one, meaning not only that there is no other, but also that He is alone in being able to meet the deepest needs and longings of your heart. God alone is worthy of your worship and devotion (Deuteronomy 6:4). God has preeminence (first place) in all things. “that in all things he might have the preeminence” (Colossians 1:18).

“I am the Lord, I change not” (Malachi 3:6). God is perpetually (continually) the same: subject to no change in His being, attributes, or determinations. God is compared to a rock (Deuteronomy 32:4) which remains immovable when the entire ocean surrounding it is continually in a fluctuating state. All creatures are subject to change, but God is immutable. Because God has no beginning and no ending, He can know not change. He is everlastingly “Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning” (James 1:17). His nature and being are infinite, and so, subject to no mutations. There never was a time when He was not; there never will come a time when He shall cease to be. God has neither evolved, grown, nor improved. All that He is today, He has ever been, and ever will be. He cannot change for the better, for He is already perfect; and being perfect, He cannot change for the worse. Altogether unaffected by anything outside Himself, improvement or deterioration is impossible. He is perpetually always the same. He is not influenced by time. There is no wrinkle upon the brow of eternity. Therefore His power can never diminish nor His glory ever fade. God is immutable in His attributes. Whatever the attributes of God were before the universe was called into existence, they are precisely the same now, and will remain so forever. His power is unabated, His wisdom undiminished, His holiness unsullied. The attributes of God can no more change than Deity can cease to be. His Word is “Forever settled in heaven” (Psalm 119:89). His love is eternal. “I have loved thee with an everlasting love” (Jeremiah 31:3) — A.W. Pink

God is immutable and incapable of change. He has infinite power and cannot be forced to any change. Being almighty, he can be no more changed from power to weakness; than, being all-wise changed to folly; or, being omniscient, from knowledge to ignorance. He cannot be altered in his purposes, because of his wisdom; nor in his actions, because of his infinite strength. Men can be forced to change or stand still. Man can change because of reason of some outward accidents that obstruct them in their course because they cannot foresee future hindrances, they have not power to prevent them, or strength to remove them. God can act of his will to remove any impediments that seem to rise up against him. He that lacks no means to effect his purposes, cannot be checked by anything that riseth up to stand in his way; heaven, earth, sea, the deepest places, are too weak to resist his will (Psalm 135:6). The purity of the angels will not, and the devil’s malice cannot, frustrate his will; the one voluntarily obeys the beck of his hand, and the other is vanquished by the power of it. What can make him change his purposes? Who can dash the earth against the heavens in the twinkling of an eye, untying the world from its centre, clap the stars and elements together into one mass, and blow the whole creation of men and devils into nothing? Because he is almighty, therefore he is immutable.– Stephen Charnock.

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