NO Change Possible or Necessary

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. —James 1:17

Now for God to alter or change at all, to be different from Himself, one of three things has to take place:

1. God must go from better to worse, or
2. He must go from worse to better, or
3. He must change from one kind of being to another.

Now that’s so plain that anybody can follow it; there’s nothing profound about that. (Occasionally somebody will say I preach over their head. All I can say is, they must have their head awfully low!) Isn’t it reasonable to assume that if anything changes it has to change from better to worse, from worse to better or from one kind of thing to another?…

Therefore, if God is to change, then God either has to get better or worse or different. But God can’t go from better to worse, because God is a holy God. Because God is eternal holiness, He can never be any less holy than He is now. And of course, He never can be any more holy than He is now, because He is perfect just as He is. There will never be a change in God—no change is necessary!

There is a wonderful stability in this truth, Lord. Thank You for Your unchangeable perfection. Amen.

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