November 9, 2010

Malachi 3:6a

This week's catechism question (in a cool, new devotional book we've recently begun reading at breakfast) is What is God?

The answer: God is a spirit, Whose being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth are infinite, eternal, and unchangeable.

Monday's reading included lots of scripture passages. But the one that stuck with me was the last one they cited, Malachi 3:6a.

I the LORD do not change.

I contemplated making that verse alone the body of this post. Perhaps I should have, but I wanted to let you know where it came from and why I shared it.

For me, this verse is comforting and stretching: Comforting, because in this world where the winds of change and circumstances whip us about, sometimes relentlessly, I'm thankful to be anchored in the Lord Who is not capricious, unchanging, steadfast, secure. Stretching, because that means that the God of the Old Testament and the New Testament is the same God and His actions, commands, and ways don't always make sense to me.

Abiding in this unchanging God will surely change us!

How precious to me are your thoughts, God!
How vast is the sum of them!
Psalm 139:17

How about you, what's your response to Malachi 3:6?


  1. The other verses included in the day's devotion: John 4:24, I Timothy 1:17, Psalm 102:24b-27, I Kings 8:27

  2. Thanks for this reminder, Heather. I needed that today!

  3. You're welcome, Liz. God's so good to speak to us through His Word.

    Hugs to you!