“U” – Blogging A to Z

During the month of April, I’ve chosen to blog through the alphabet. Each day I will use a letter to share a Name of the Lord that begins with that letter based on Proverbs 18:10 and the fact that there is strength in the Lord’s Name. I pray you’ll be blessed and that you’ll stop by often.

“The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.”

Proverbs 18:10 – NIV


Unchangeable One


DSC02214mI have arrived at the later portion of the alphabet. And in some ways, these are the most challenging. I searched and searched for a Name of the Lord that began with the letter U. I wasn’t having any success.


Then I found the Name, The Unchangeable One. I was pretty excited. I thought I had found my Name for the letter U. Well, let me tell you it wasn’t that simple.


While someone thought it was a good Name for God, I couldn’t find a single verse in Scripture that called God by that name. Oh, I found Scripture to support the idea, but not the name.


So today, I’m going to fudge a bit. Today I will share a characteristic of the Lord. The characteristic that makes God the Unchangeable One.


We live in a world of change. Fashions change from year to year. There seems to be a new food fad every week. Popular toys and games change to meet the youth of the time. Updates for computer software seem to come out every other week. There is even a new color every year.


And how many times have you heard that coffee is good for you and then the next week you hear it’s bad for you. The same can be said of coffee.


Things change in our world because mankind runs our world. We as human beings change our minds on what we like and dislike with such ease. And we as women have the one-liner, “it’s my prerogative to change my mind.”


Perhaps that’s why this one characteristic of God is so appealing. God is never changing. He is always the same. God is the one constant, steady in my life that I know I can trust, depend on, and give my life to.


God said this of Himself in Malachi 3:6 (NIV). “I the Lord do not change.” That’s a pretty straight forward message. God’s desire to have a relationship with mankind has not changed. He remained faithful to Israel in His pursuit of her however; Israel did not return the faithfulness. But God didn’t give up with Israel. When God had taken enough rejection, He pursued another group of people. Gentiles.


God’s desire didn’t change, but those He offered His grace to, did. God’s mercy didn’t change. God’s faithfulness didn’t change. 2 Timothy 2:13 (NIV) is a reminder that “if we are faithless, he will remain faithful, for he cannot disown himself.” Mankind may change, but God cannot.


Because God is unchangeable, He won’t wake up in a bad mood. His attitude won’t change because of our behavior. His love is an unconditional love. James 1:17 (NIV) tells us, “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like the shifting shadows.” Unlike shadows that move quickly over an object, God remains the same. We can count on it.


Not only is God unchangeable, but His purpose is unchangeable. Take a look at Hebrews 6:17-18 (NIV). “Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with an oath. God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope offered to us may be greatly encouraged.”


God’s unchanging oath and His promise are our hope and encouragement. Knowing that God is the Unchangeable One allows us to go through our day with our confidence in Him. He will not change.


You know, even our earth is in a state of change. Stars fall from the sky on a regular basis. Mountain ranges are still growing. Jesus said that “heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.” (Matthew 24:35 – NIV) And we also see that there will be a new heaven and earth in Revelation 21:1.


Regardless of what is happening in our world, we can believe that Jesus’ words are for forever and they have never change. And we can be assured that not only is our God the Unchangeable God, He is also Eternal God. That will never change.


When life seems to be unsettled, know that the Unchangeable One is still there and in control. We can always hold to this biblical truth that “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8 – NIV)


Jesus is still seeking and saving the lost. That will never change.


Grace and peace be yours in abundance,



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