Four Things That Never Change – Part Two
We are taking a look at four things that will never change no matter how simple or challenging a life change may be. These four things are truths we can cling to in the midst of change.
We saw that in the midst of change, God never changes and how God’s consistency adds confidence in our lives no matter what. Here a second that never changes.
In the midst of change, God’s Word never changes. The Scriptures speaks for itself regarding this truth. Isaiah 40:8 states, “The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever.”
Psalm 119:152 says, “Of old I have known from Thy testimonies, that Thou hast founded them forever.”
In Mark 13:31 Jesus declared, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.”
God’s Word never changes. It is inerrant. It is perfect. There is no need for it to change. On the subject of change, Charles Swindoll has written that “Many evangelical churches of this generation are making a grave error. Afraid of change, they have somehow connected yesteryear’s methodology with the timeless truth of the Scriptures.”
How can the timeless truth of Scripture help us in times of change?
The truth can prepare us for times of change. Paul wrote in 2 Timothy 3:16-17 that “All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.” To be adequate and equipped means to be prepared for whatever comes next.
The truth can also guide us during times of change. The Psalmist wrote, “Thy word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path.” Psalm 119:105. Indeed, the truth of the Scriptures serves as a guide and a light as we live life.
One of the things that have helped me over 41 years of ministry is the timelessness of the Bible. When I began, I had little idea of what to do as a Senior Pastor. However, God gave me ten verses of Scripture to teach and inculcate into the fabric and culture of our church family. Those verses both prepared me for what I was to do and guided me in the doing.
I also had extreme confidence in what I was doing because I knew that the Scriptures never change and were as dependable in 1977 as they were when they were written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and still dependable today.
Are you depending on God’s Word as much as you should? Remember, it never changes and is therefore, the reliable source of truth.
Something to think about…