The Immutable Christ

Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. (Hebrews 13:8)

It is not uncommon for the world to discount the message of the Bible as archaic and irrelevant to our modern evolutionary state.  Our science has moved us so far beyond the society that produced the Bible more than two thousand years ago; but just an informal observation of the world’s societies will readily reveal that no matter how scientifically advanced a society is, they have not advanced beyond the level of sin described in the pages of the Bible.  That being the case, it becomes easier to disregard the message of the Bible and act as if it does not apply.

Adopting that kind of attitude is like cutting the moorings of your ship and setting it adrift on a stormy sea.  The anchorage is gone, and one is “tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive” (Ephesians 4:14).

It is comforting to know that Jesus never changes.  His power never diminishes: “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth” (Matthew 28:18).  His Word never changes:  “Heaven and earth shall pass away, by my words shall not pass away” (Matthew 24:35).  His love never changes: “Who can separate us from the love of Christ? … For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:35-39).

In this tempestuous world, it is good to know that in our immutable Christ, we have a solid rock upon which to anchor our lives.  In the words of the old hymn:

I’ve anchored my soul in the Haven of Rest,
I’ll sail the wide seas no more;
The tempest may sweep over wild, stormy, deep,
In Jesus, I’m safe evermore.

Thank God for our immutable Christ!

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