by pastor david
(Hebrews 13:8 “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.”
Have you ever heard of the Second Law of Thermodynamics? It is really quite simple and something we can observe all around us.
According to Christiananswers.net, the Second Law of Thermodynamics can be described like this: “The Second Law of Thermodynamics describes basic principles familiar in everyday life. It is partially a universal law of decay; the ultimate cause of why everything ultimately falls apart and disintegrates over time. Material things are not eternal. Everything appears to change eventually, and chaos increases. Nothing stays as fresh as the day one buys it; clothing becomes faded, threadbare, and ultimately returns to dust. Everything ages and wears out. Even death is a manifestation of this law. The effects of the Second Law are all around, touching everything in the universe”.
You might be wondering why I would bring up such an obscure subject and you have every reason to do so. Well, I was thinking about this fixed law of science because God is not subject to this law. He does not fall apart, disintegrate over time, change, or fade.
As a matter of fact, several Bible passages validate the fact that God is immutable – He does not and cannot change. Malachi 3:6 is just one of many examples. “For I am the Lord, I do not change”. What a comfort this is for us today. The fact that “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever” brings immense peace in this changing, fluctuating, decaying world in which we live.
Everything we see and touch changes. Everything tangible demands constant maintenance and repair. This is true of our homes, our cars, our clothes, and even our bodies. Left to themselves, all of these and more will decay – but not God, not our Lord Jesus Christ!
As you think about these facts in greater detail, you also realize that God’s Word will never change. Psalm 89:34 “My covenant I will not break, nor alter the word that has gone out of My lips.” This means that…
Our God will not change. You may change. I may change. Society may change. The weather will change. But, God will not change! Right here would be a good place to praise the Lord! Amen?!
It is my prayer that these truths will encourage your heart and mind today, as they have mine.
“For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.”
Far too often, we look at life from only a momentary and transitory perspective. We look at life now and fail to see life with the long view. We look only at the present and neglect to see the future.
In the Scriptures, we discover that God always takes the long view. For instance, the first prophecy of the coming Messiah was recorded all the way back in the Book of Genesis. The promise that the Messiah would be born of a virgin was given through the pen of Isaiah, hundreds of years before its fulfillment. These are just two of the many examples of God taking the long view.
If we follow the wisdom of The Architect of the Universe, we will do our best to always see our life with the long view. Life is short but the decisions we make each day will have long-lasting consequences, sometimes eternal consequences.
James asked, “What is your life?” Well, it certainly is brief but when you live with the “long view” in mind, the result of your short life will be eternal glory.
Pastor David Boggs
I hope these occasional posts will encourage and challenge you as we grow in Christ together.
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