Monday, January 23, 2012

One Thing Is Certain (from A Pleasing Aroma: Inspiring Devotions for Joyful Living)


I the Lord do not change. -- Malachi 3:6
I know a lot of people who are going through changes of one sort or another. I am one of them. Change is something we know well. It happens every day, whether or not we want it to. Change happens to us by force or by choice; we either choose it, or it is thrust upon us with little warning.

What changes are you facing today? A new job, the loss of financial position or health, a new relationship, or the breakup of an existing one? As surely as the seasons change, one thing is certain: God never changes. “He who is the Glory of Israel does not lie or change his mind; for he is not a man, that he should change His mind" (1 Samuel 15:29).  That is one truth upon which we can depend.

Because God never changes, neither does his Word.  No matter how tolerant of sin our society becomes, what was sin in the garden of Eden is still sin in our lives today, and we will reap the consequences of our sinful choices.


Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. -- Galatians 6:7-8
Are you looking for a sure thing in your life, something you can hold on to when everything else comes apart at the seams? Look no further than Jesus and the Word of God.  Jesus’ death on Calvary assures you of an abundant and eternal life with him if you receive him as Savior. The Word of God will guide you into all truth, instruct you in every area of life, and encourage you in your relationship with God and with others. The promises it contains are for you.

Today, take hold of God’s grace and the promises of his Word and know, with all certainty, that “if we died with him, we will also live with him; if we endure, we will also reign with him. If we disown him, he will also disown us; if we are faithless, he will remain faithful, for he cannot disown himself ” (2 Timothy 2:11-13).

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