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
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
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).
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!