Immutability

First and foremost, my apologies for the days I have missed. It seems that whenever you commit to something like this, you always end up having a bad month! Even with the advance posts I wrote, I ended up a few days short. I have every intention of getting you all your theology, but I’m going to spread the last handful of posts out over November. I’ll get back to doing Food Waste Friday, too. Now, onward to the next concept!

31 days bigYahweh. I am who I am. The idea of aseity is born of the divine name, and so too is the idea of immutability. God is immutable, or not susceptible to change. Indeed, He never changes; neither does anything about Him ever change. James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

There’s more evidence for this particular idea, of course. It’s a big one. Check out Numbers 23:19, one of my favorite verses. Or Hebrews 6:17-18. 2 Timothy 2:13 is also good. Malachi 3:6 is God’s own opinion on the subject.

This is a really good one for just sitting and chewing on. God doesn’t change; His unchangeability changes us. When we say things like God will draw near to us, we’re not saying that God wasn’t there and is now. He was always there we’re just now noticing. The sun didn’t lift a finger when you opened your curtain, but now the light is flooding your living room, because of the nature of light. The music didn’t get louder when you took out your earplugs, it just started affecting you.

Malachi 3:6 “For I the Lord do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed.

2 Timothy 2:13 if we are faithless, he remains faithful—for he cannot deny himself.

Hebrews 6:17-18 So when God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he guaranteed it with an oath, so that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us.

Numbers 23:19 God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?

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