The Attributes of God - Immutability (Part 9)
which describes Gods unchangeableness in His:
Being, Decrees and Word
#1 Being (Counsel)
# 2 - Decrees
Determination with respect to future things
Heb. 6:13, 16-18
But the plans of the LORD
stand firm forever,
the purposes of his heart through all generations.
In him we were also chosen,having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will
Heb. 6:13 (ESV)
For when God made a promise to Abraham, since he had no one greater by whom to swear, he swore by himself,
Heb. 16-18 (ESV)
For people swear by something
greater than themselves, and in all their disputes an oath is final for
confirmation. So when God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs
of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he guaranteed
it with an oath,
so that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie,
we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope
set before us.
#3 - Word
I Pet. 1:25
God is not a man, that he should lie,
nor a son of man, that he should
change his mind.
Does he speak and then not act?
Does he promise and not fulfill?
Your word, O LORD, is eternal;
it stands firm in the heavens.
Heaven and earth will pass away,
but my words will never pass away.
1 Peter 1:25
But the word of the Lord stands forever.
And this is the word that was preached to you.
The grass withers and the flowers fall,
but the word of our God stands forever.
If he called them
to whom the word of God came
and the Scripture cannot be broken
Immutability - Does not mean that God is static immoveable or unemotional
Always in Accordance to his word and purpose
Faithfulness Attribute which describes his absolute trustworthiness
Interrelated and explain each other
He is faithful Because he doesnt change
Psalm 89:1-8 (AMP)
I will sing of
the mercy and loving-kindness of the Lord forever; with my mouth will I make
Your faithfulness from generation to generation.
For I have said, Mercy and loving-kindness shall be built up forever; Your faithfulness will You establish in the very heavens [unchangeable and perpetual].
[You have said] I have made a covenant with My chosen one, I have sworn to David My servant,
Your Seed I will
establish forever, and I will build up your throne for all generations.
Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!
Let heaven (the
angels) praise Your wonders,
O Lord, Your faithfulness also in the assembly of the holy ones (the holy angels).
For who in the heavens can be compared to the
Lord? Who among the mighty [heavenly beings]
can be likened to the Lord,
A God greatly feared and revered in the
council of the holy (angelic) ones, and to be feared and worshipfully revered
above all those who are
round about Him?
O Lord God of hosts, who is a mighty one like unto You, O Lord? And Your faithfulness is round about You [an essential part of You at all times].
Faithful to His Word
II Tim 2 :11-13
Faithful to Forgive
I Jn. 1:9
Faithful to Fulfill Purposes
Faithful to Discipline Us
Faithful in Finances
2 Cor. 9:6-9
Faithful in Temptation
I Cor 10:13,9
Faithful to Strength
II Cor 12:9
Faithful to Prophecy
Jeremiah 31:35-40 (AMP)
Thus says the Lord,
Who gives the sun for a light by day and the fixed order of the moon and of the
stars for a light by night, Who stirs up the sea
also shall cease from being a nation before Me throughout the ages.
Thus says the Lord: If the heavens above
can be measured and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, then I
will cast off all the offspring of
Behold, the days are coming, says the
Lord, when the city [of
And the measuring line shall go out farther straight onward to the hill Gareb and shall then turn to Goah [exact location unknown]. And the whole valley [Hinnom] of the dead bodies and [the hill] of the ashes [long dumped there from the temple sacrifices], and all the fields as far as the brook Kidron, to the corner of the Horse Gate toward the east, shall be holy to the Lord.
It [the city] shall not be plucked up or overthrown any more to the end of the age.