I, along with my co-pastor, are preaching through the Gospel of John. We’re about halfway done. The Fourth Gospel is not merely introductory material on the Christian life, but a deep, theological book that covers many weighty topics. I would argue that John’s Gospel is
In yesterday’s devotional thought, our main text was Malichai 3:6, but the subject matter the same, God’s immutability.
Our text today Hebrews 13:8 has that same theme. The ESV Study Bible says of this verse:
Heb. 13:8Jesus the Messiah (Christ) is eternally trustworthy in his position as high priest and as Son of God—yesterday active in creation (e.g., 1:2–4), today offering salvation (e.g., 4:7–10), and forever reigning in heaven (e.g., 10:12). This verse may be a transition from 13:7 (their leaders trusted in this Christ, and Jesus remains trustworthy) to v. 9 (strange teachings are departures from the Jesus who is always the same).
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Chapter Context: Malachi is the last of the prophets sent to Israel prior to 400 years of silence. Matthew Henry breaks the chapter down as follows:The coming of Christ. (1-6) The Jews were reproved for their corruptions. (7-12) God’s care of his people; The distinction between the righteous and the wicked. (13-18)
Our text for today comes at the end of the first section of chapter three, it closes the promise of the coming savior. With in this verse, there are two key components, the first being God’s immutability and the second God’s ongoing promise to His chosen.
It is this first component I wish to look at briefly today. God’s immutabilityin simple terms means that God does not change, For I am the Lord, I change not;. He is not indecisive, wavering in His feelings, plans, or thoughts in any manner. He is the same God today that created the Heavens and Earth Genesis 1 and all that lies between them.
Why is this so important? This is where the second component of our text for today comes into importance, God’s ongoing promise to His chosen, therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.God chose the nation of Israel through Abraham to be His chosen people and because of Christ gentiles are engrafted into that promise Deuteronomy 7:6–8, 1 Peter 2:9.
Let us stop and think (clearly and without emotions) for a minute reading the Old Covenant did Israel deserve to be consumed (destroyed)? What about modern man and their undeniable immorality? The answers are Yes and Amen!
Yet it is God’s immutability, that prevents this wholesale inhalation. Yes God is merciful, Yes God is forgiving, but God is above all IMMUTABLE. If He was not if He was as wishy-washy as every human on the planet why would you worship Him?
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Maybe you are like me and are tired of hearing all the rhetoric of why this country is so messed up. Maybe you are young and not so sure what makes it all that great? As Andrew McIndoe in his email to me explained, the best place to start is with the truth about our founding documents:
One of the things I also keep nearby is a copy of our founding documents like the Declaration of Independence. Every time I catch a glance of it or take time to open it up, it leads to good reflection on the timeless ideals we’re fighting to preserve.