Fifty-two years ago I trusted in Christ for my salvation.
We have so many terms for a person like me – a born-again Christian (John 3:7), a child of God (John 1:12), a believer…so many “names” for those like me who recognize their need for a savior, turn from their sin to Christ who gave his life for ours and then victoriously came out of the grave to prove God’s acceptance of His sacrifice for us.
Today’s verse is such a wonderful reminder that Jesus hasn’t changed one iota in that 52 years. In fact, He hasn’t changed between eternity past and today.
Nor will He change in the future. As part of the Trinity, we know that there is “no variation or shifting shadow” with Him.
Do you know what comes right after today’s verse? The admonition to not be carried away by strange teachings.
How many statements do you encounter daily that are either so obviously against the Bible or are subtly sucking us into false teaching?
Do not be carried away by varied and strange teachings; for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, through which those who were so occupied were not benefited.Hebrews 13:9
As we mature in Christ, we certainly know more about Christ and become more like Christ. So He could look a bit different to us as our perspective changes.
But He does not change. Just as the sun does not change just because the day is cloudy and we cannot see it clearly or because it is night and we do not see it at all. All that has changed is our perspective.
So as you think about those things that are burdening your heart today, know that Christ’s desire and ability to support you through them are not changed. Grab on to promises from scripture and fix your eyes on Him who never changes!
Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,Romans 5:1.
“Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me.John 14:1.
By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence.2 Peter 1:3