A Changing God?

As culture changes, we sometimes try to make God change
along with it. But the truth is:

“I am the LORD, and I do not change” (Malachi 3:6 NLT).

In fact, the apostle James reminds us that God is:

“without change or shadow” (James 1:17 LB)

So why do often try to make Him change along with our shifting
society?

Possibly because WE feel less guilty about changing OUR morality
and standards if we can believe God has changed His.

But whenever our world adapts to new norms that go against His

Word, God calls us to go counter-culture.

Check this out:
“Keep your eyes straight ahead;
ignore all sideshow distractions.
Watch your step,
and the road will stretch out smooth before you.
Look neither right nor left;
leave evil in the dust”
(Proverbs 4:26-27 The Message)

God calls His followers to walk straight ahead—
and that often means walking in the opposite direction
of the world around us.

He will equip us—through His Holy Spirit within us—
to remain strong and resist melding into an evil culture.

Grab hold of this:

“ . . . mark out a straight, smooth path for your feet
so that those who follow you, though weak and lame,
will not fall and hurt themselves but become strong”
(Hebrews 12:13 LB).

I encourage you this week to thank God for being
unchanging. It’s comforting to know our Father
remains constant,
immoveable
perpetual,
firm,
rock-solid,
steady,
and holy.
THAT’S a God we can depend on!
When it seems everything around us is changing,
We have a God who remains consistent.

“Since we have a Kingdom nothing can destroy, let us please
God by serving him with thankful hearts and with holy fear and
awe.  29  For our God is a consuming fire” (Hebrews 12:28-29 LB).

Thoughts?

I’m in Quito, Ecuador right now and God is truly blessing
this missions trip. It’s exciting to see Ecuadorians coming into
relationship with Him. Thank you for your prayers!

5 replies
  1. Marilyn Horn
    Marilyn Horn says:

    Thank you for your reminder that God is always faithful and we can depend on his word.
    It is so comforting to know that he is always there for us.
    Safe travels!

    Reply
  2. Jane Ballenger
    Jane Ballenger says:

    Oh man! I needed that Scripture today! Thank you for the reminder that Jesus is my constant no matter WHAT is going on around me. He is my Rock and my Redeemer! Praise His Glorious Name!

    Reply
  3. Natalie Murdock
    Natalie Murdock says:

    Hi Susie, Safe and wonderful trip full of God’s glory, Thank you for sharing God’s word through His wisdom. So grateful He is always the same and we can always go to Him for our answers.

    Reply
  4. Kathy Carbone
    Kathy Carbone says:

    Oh how I love hearing your words from God. I’m praying now from venice Florida that God will pour out Himself like never before and increase your territory. May His hand be upon you and keep you from harm in Jesus name.

    Reply

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