Over the last few weeks, we have looked at many things that the Bible tells us about the Lord. He is the everlasting God, He is Almighty, He is our fortress, our Saviour. He is good, faithful, full of steadfast love and compassion.
Today’s verse tells us something so important: “I the Lord do not change.” All the things that we have seen in Isaiah 40 and Psalm 40 and other scriptures are all still true today. He is still everlasting, Almighty, good, faithful, and full of steadfast love and compassion.
Every promise still stands today because He does not change and so He does not change His mind. In fact God cannot change. This sounds strange, but it is true. Although nothing is too hard for the Lord, there are certain things He cannot do. He cannot sin (James 1:13), He cannot lie (6:18) and He cannot change (Exodus 3:14 – He is “I AM”, always the same).
If He could change, that would mean that He was either changing for the worse, which He cannot do because He is good (Psalm 136:1) or that He is changing for the better, which He cannot do because He is perfect (Matthew 5:48).
So, He never changes. He is as good and powerful, as holy and loving, as gracious and merciful, as faithful and true as He always has been and as He always will be.
And, if you are a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, this unchanging, everlasting God is your God and you can lean on Him today.