"I am the Lord, and I do not change."
Malachi 3:6 NLT
reference is God responding to a people that have chosen to go their own way
and make their own choices. Israel disregarded God’s word and commandments and
became very agitated when they had to pay the consequences of ignoring God and
So who is this God that doesn’t change? What are some things we need to know about Him?
He is longsuffering.
He is merciful.
He is demanding.
He is Holy.
He wants us to follow Him 100 percent.
He accepts our repentance.
He knows everything.
He sees everything.
He is all-powerful.
He will give wisdom to those that ask for it.
He can heal you physically, mentally and emotionally.
He is forgiving.
He is just.
He is compassionate.
Our time on this earth is our chance to follow Him and determine
our eternal home.
The Hebrew writer reminds us that, “Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday today and forever.” With that in mind do everything you can to know this God. Find a way to push past the voices of our culture and press into knowing Him and walking with Him. Let Him be your friend and constant companion. Allow Him to change you from the inside out. Let Him do His work through you to affect change in the world around you. This God longs to be in a relationship with you. Let Him be the Lord of your life.
Lord, You are unchanging and that brings me comfort today. Allow
me to know You better and follow you more. Teach me who You really are and what
You really want from me. Amen
Wes Humble is the Executive Director of Ministry and Community Relations at Liberty HealthShare. He has thirty years of experience in various pastoral and editorial roles, and he is passionate about responding to the spiritual needs of both ministry staff and members.