I Change Not – Malachi 3:6

Malachi 3:6 – For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.

Have you ever backed out of a promise or failed to deliver on an obligation? I think we all have. We make promises we cannot keep, and our limited power and ability makes it even harder for us aside from any lack of the will to see things through. God is not so. When He makes a promise, He keeps it.

It seems that one of the clearest reasons that God established the nation of Israel in ancient times was to show how the word of His covenant is kept. From Adam and Eve to Noah to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob on down to Moses and even David and the other prophets, God made assurances that He is still fulfilling today. Jesus fulfilled the Old Covenant on behalf of His people and established a New Covenant written in His blood. Because of God’s unchanging consistency, we rejoice today in the hope once known only to a few (Ephesians 3:1-7).

Praise God the Father and His Son for love that changes not. Though the Lord certainly is angry with our sins, we are not utterly consumed. Rather the children of God are chastened to change them to the image of the unchanging and pure Word of God. Pray to the Lord for the wisdom, strength and willingness to seek Him with your whole heart. And remember that no matter where you go or how far you roam, the Father of Lights will always stand fixed shining light upon the way of life.

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