Change is a buzz word. People all across our land are not satisfied with things as they are, so politicians and business leaders promise to make changes. Sounds good, but what is the basis of those changes that are promised, wisdom from above or earthly wisdom (James 3:13-17)? Are they changes based upon the unchanging truth of Holy Scripture (Matthew 24:35)? Are they the kind of changes that God says are necessary for an individual (Luke 13:3-5) or a nation (2 Chronicles 7:14) to really change?
Face it, beloved; the fact that the Living God of Scripture doesn’t change (Malachi 3:6) bothers a lot of people. Because He doesn’t change, His commandments do not change (Exodus 20:1-17). His views on marriage do not change (Matthew 19:4-6). It doesn’t take much to see why the Lord Jesus said that people would reject the gospel (John 3:17- 19). That of course causes us as Christians to realize that the only reason that our lives have changed is because of the transforming power of the gospel of Christ (Romans 1:16-17). The grace and truth that comes from the Lord Jesus Christ (John 1:17) is what brings positive change to our world (2 Corinthians 5:17).
How good it is to know that Jesus Christ doesn’t change (Hebrews 13:8)! He didn’t say one thing while on earth and then change His mind when He got to heaven. In our mortality, we experience changes; but “even though our outward man perishes, our inward man is being renewed day by day” (2 Corinthians 4:16). He that began that good work in us is going to complete that work of redemption (Philippians 1:6).
Dear reader, is your hope for change in a political candidate or party, or in The Living God before Whom all the nations tremble (Jeremiah 10:10)? If you are looking for real change today, look to the only One Who can make that possible (Isaiah 55:1-3). “Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him.” (Psalm 2:12)