Summary: OUR GREAT GOD WILL NEVER CHANGE
Things That Never Change Malachi 3:6
Today I want to talk just for a little while about some things that never change.
There are many things that are changing rapidly all around us. We are living in a constantly changing world. It seems that every phase of life changes.
Travel has changed – from the horse and buggy days of our grandparents or great-grandparents time to automobile and airplanes of our day.
The medical field has certainly changed – things that were once impossible are now routine.
But there are some things that never change.
Listen as I read today’s text found in Malachi 3:6.
6For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.
The LORD, that is Jehovah is the eternal, self-existent, self-sufficient God who created and sustains it all. He never had a beginning and will never have an ending. God has always been, always is and will always be.
Our Great God is more awesome than we’ll ever understand. He transcends all time, all space, all knowledge, and every other dimension you can come up with.
Psalm 102:25-27 says,
25Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands. 26They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed: 27But thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end
God existed before the heavens and earth were ever made, and He will exist long after they have been destroyed. God causes the universe to change, but in contrast to this change He is the same.
James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
Hebs. 13:8 8Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and forever.
He is unchanging in His being, in His perfections, and in His purposes. God is the GREAT “I AM.” He is eternally perfect in every way, and His purposes will stand forever.
Three things about which God does not change:
Ø God is not going to change the way He feels about man.
God loves man and created man to have fellowship with Him. He loved the first man Adam in the garden before He sinned, and He loved Adam after sin entered the picture.
1 John 3:7-10 7Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. 8He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. 9In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. 10Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation* for our sins.
God loved man enough to send His one and only Son into this world to live and die for man. Romans 5:8 “…God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
we certainly ought to be thankful today that God doesn’t change the way He feels about us – He loves us just as much today as He has ever loved us and no matter what we do His love for us will never change .
There’s nothing that we can do that will cause God to love us any more than He already does, and we can’t cause God to love us any less.
Some of Gods children have wrecked their lives with sin and shame, they have wasted opportunities, many saved people it seems have turned their back on Him, and yet He stands there with His unchanging love for His wayward child, waiting for His prodigal child to come back.
I’m thankful that God saw through my ignorance back in my younger days and kept me safe.
How can God continue to love man when man treats God at times the way we do?
He can love us this way because He does not change – His mercy endures forever!
So Gods love for man doesn’t change, and another thing about God that doesn’t change is, God is not going to change the way He feels about sin.
So people and every thing else change, but God doesn’t change how He feels about sin.
When Adam sinned in the garden, God was offended. Some folks may not think that Adams eating of the forbidden fruit was such a bad thing, but we need to understand that it wasn’t Adam eating the fruit but the fact that God told Adam not to.