Morning & Evening Daily Devotional Reading– November 2
by Charles H. Spurgeon, Revised and Edited by William C. Neff
“I am the Lord; I do not change.”
It’s a good thing for us that, amid all changes in life, there is One who can not change— One whose heart can never be altered and on whose brow mutability can make no furrows.
Everything we know has changed and is now changing. The sun itself grows dim with age; the world is wearing out; the heavens and earth must soon pass away; they will die, and give out like a garment; but there is One who only has immortality, of whose years there is no end, and in whom there is no change. The delight the mariner feels when, after having been tossed about for many a day, he steps again upon the solid shore, is the satisfaction of a Christian when in the middle of all the changes of this life he rests the foot of his faith upon this truth–“I am the Lord, and I do not change.”
The stability the anchor gives the ship is like the Christian’s hope when it fixes itself upon this glorious truth. With God there is no “changing or shifting shadow.” Whatever attributes defined Him a long time ago are the same ones that defined Him now. His power, His wisdom, His justice, and His truth are all unchanging. He has always been the refuge of His people, their stronghold in the day of trouble, and He is still their sure Helper. He is unchanged in His love. He has loved His people with “an everlasting love”; He loves them now as much as He ever did, and when all earthly things will have melted away His love will still wear the dew of its youth. How precious it is to be assured that God does not change. [M&E]