Wednesday 26th February 2020 Devotion
Scripture:- Psalm 102:1-28
Topic:- The Attributes Of God [6 & 7]
Text:- Exodus 3:14
In God’s immutability lies a great source of comfort for the believer. The fact that God does not change his mind, His characteristics, His plan, or anything else is a security better than any earthly insurance for it guarantees His quality of character and gives security to the believer that if He has saved one of us, that saved person WILL persevere to the end for God has chosen Him and will not change His mind and let that man slip through His fingers into the breach of hell.
No, God neither changes His plan, His covenants, His prophecies, nor His justice; this lends greatly to His dependability (“there is [in God] no variation or shadow of turning”).
The Father of justice, God is the ultimate judge over the lives and actions of men. There seems to be so much injustice in the world (men lie, cheat, steal, and kill all the time with no seeming repercussions), but true justice is not meted out in this earthly realm, but in the true realm (the eternal heavenly realm).
In the end, each man will receive his just deserts at the hands of an immutable God who cannot be persuaded or bribed.
Christ will look at each man’s heart and if it is the least bit corrupted by sin, that man, not being pure, will receive the justice of hell.
The believer too would fail this test, if he were not already made clean by his baptism into Christ’s death. Thus he is rightly judged clean by Christ and enters into eternal Sabbath.
In God’s justice, we can find a comfort for all the wrongs perpetrated against us and against mankind. We know that our cruel boss who cheated us for so many years will receive what he deserves.
We know that the politician who did wrong to gain personal power will receive justice. We know that killers like Hitler, Stalin, and Pol Pot will receive justice.
And we know that we will receive justice as well. That can be scary for one who truly knows his heart’s deceitfulness and is not a believer, but the Christian rests in his sweet faith in Christ, knowing that He is judged in Christ and his safety is thus secured. See Romans 2:16.
Prayer Point:- Oh Lord God, You are good and Your goodness is for ever, bestow upon me henceforth by fire, in the name of Jesus Christ.