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Our Changeless God in Our Changing World (22 of 37)
Series: Authentic Christian Living
What a blessed time this is going through this little Epistle- a letter written by a pastor to his church scattered in persecution. James, the one who grew up in the home of Joseph and Mary with Jesus and our Lord Jesus Christ's other brothers and sisters. And as he comes to the 17th verse, he says something that is very captivating to think about and I trust you will join me in thinking about it this morning. He says this: we have a changeless God who has invaded out changing world.
I don't know if you have ever meditated on what it means to have a changeless God. Well let us ponder that this morning. It says in James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down (now listen, here is one of the titles of God) from the Father of lights, (or as the NIV says the Father of Heavenly lights) with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. KJV It says in the NASB- No variation or shifting shadow. Or the NIV says- who doesn't change like shifting shadows.
James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. NKJV
James 1:17 Every good thing bestowed and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation, or shifting shadow.NASB
James 1:17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. NIV
So the idea is, however you want to put it that God is the Father of lights but he doesn't flicker and dim and get brighter and weaker- like everything around us.
This verse is all about change and changelessness.
God is changeless, all else changes. ''Nothing defines our age more than the furious and relentless increase in the rate of change,'' summarizes historian A ...
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