Of God and of the Holy Trinity
Chapter 2, Paragraph 1.
“…who is immutable…”
You change. The cells in your body die and are replaced. The way you think, look and act is different at age 5 than at age 50. You dye your hair. You wear sweatpants one day, and dress up the next. You grow up.
Your relationships change. Best friends may have a falling out and drift away. A married couple grows closer together through the years. New neighbors move in next door, old ones move across the country. Loved ones die, and newly loved ones are born.
The world around you changes. Summer, winter, spring, fall. Sunny one day, snowy the next. Day and night. The technology you use. The businesses and companies you utilize. All change, and at a seemingly faster pace every day.
God does not change. Nothing will ever be added or taken away from God. Not one of his attributes change – He is always just, loving, merciful. His knowledge and power do not change. His existence does not change. His will does not change. Nothing we do can change Him.
Immutability gives us Christians comfort. How many times in life have you been excited about something or someone, only to be disappointed later? With God there is no disappointment, because He does not change. You can fully trust Him, for He is constant. His word can be trusted, because it is true and does not change. His promises are sure because He is immutable!
Great is Thy faithfulness O God my father,
There is no shadow of turning with Thee:
Thou changest not, Thy compassions they fail not;
As Thou hast been, Thou forever wilt be. -Thomas Chisolm
Questions to Consider
- Do you have trouble trusting God?
- How does God’s immutability bring you comfort?