An Unchanging Covenant

“He provides food for those who fear him; he remembers his covenant forever. He has shown his people the power of his works, giving them the lands of other nations. The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy. They are steadfast for ever and ever, done in faithfulness and uprightness. He provided redemption for his people; he ordained his covenant forever—holy and awesome is his name.”Psalm 111:5-9

This passage is a reminder to me about the absolute consistency and faithfulness of our Lord. Repeatedly, we see words like “forever”, “faithful”, and “steadfast”. His works stand as powerful, without fading, and His laws are unchanging.

So, I have to wonder why so many people behave as if God's ways are flexible and changing. Whole churches are revamping their stance on topics such as homosexuality, as if somehow God has changed His mind on things He said earlier. Is God maturing? Is he flexible on the idea of what constitutes sin? I have a hard time believing that the same God who declared in both Old and New Testament that homosexuality is wrong (Leviticus 18:22) and that homosexuals will not inherit the eternal kingdom (I Corinthians 6:9-10) can somehow change His mind on this subject, just because our culture does so.

When we study God's nature, we should see the same thing that the psalmist did in these passages – that God is unchanging in regards to what constitutes sin, and that His power and His works will be regarded as mighty forever.


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