God’s Unchanging Word

Numbers 19:23, Hebrews 13:8

There are many products in our world today that change all the time. Cellphones for instance take your favorite model it seems like there’s a new one coming out every year. There are other products though that never change.

Think of a product like Coca-Cola. They haven’t changed their formula in 100 years. You might ask yourself: didn’t they ever try? They tried it, back in the eighties, and it was an utter failure as their customers were angry that they change the flavor of that most precious soft drink.

God’s word in some ways since like Coca-Cola. You can’t mess with perfection. God’s word is perfect in every way because it’s given to us by the perfect and holy God. And yet there’s many times where we would like to change God’s word. Have it say something different. Say God’s word is just too old fashioned to apply to the 21st century. Maybe change what God says about marriage or sexuality. To change what God says about creation or even murder. But if we change God’s word, it no longer is God’s word.

In Numbers chapter 23 verse 19. God says this:

God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a son of man, that he should change his mind.

God does not change his mind. Nor does he change his word or his law. That should terrify us. That what God said 3000 years ago concerning his moral law still applies to us even today. But there is also comfort in the fact that God’s word doesn’t change.

In Hebrews chapter 13 verse 8 it says this:

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Yes God’s law doesn’t change, but neither does his gospel. That Jesus Christ still forgive sins. That he forgives all who come to him, repenting, turning to him in faith he offers full and free forgiveness. Now and always. What a blessing it is to know that God’s word does not change. What a comfort for us, amen.

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