“I the LORD do not change.” Malachi 3:6 (NIV)
Our God is eternal and He will never change in His purpose. All His plans are eternal, like Himself, and He remains eternally true to His Word. He does not change. He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. He is never whimsical, knee jerk or random, capricious or unreliable, erratic or changeable. And He never vacillates. Isaiah 46:8-11 tells us: “Remember this, fix it in mind, take it to heart, you rebels. Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me. I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say: My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please. From the east I summon a bird of prey; from a far-off land, a man to fulfill my purpose. What I have said, that will I bring about; what I have planned, that will I do.”
What He has said, He will most assuredly bring to pass. A promise is only as good as the One who has made it, Amen? And, as Jesus stated, regarding God’s word in Matthew 5:17-18 (NIV): “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.”
We can be confident that all of God’s promises in Scripture are “Yes” and “Amen”. He will always be faithful to His promises and loving toward all He has made. Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 1:19-22 (NIV): “For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God. Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.”
God is our sufficient good. Indeed, He who has God has enough as He is the Spring that never runs dry and is therefore infinite fullness. He is also an infinite ocean of blessedness. His wisdom teaches us, His power supports us, His mercy saves us. Worldly things can no more fill an infinite soul than mere breath can fill the sails of a sailboat. If God is our God then all that is in God is ours.
Praise be to the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Amen and Amen. Psalms 41:13 (NIV)