Adamant – Constant

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

  • Hebrews 13:8

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.

  • Matthew 7:24-25

“God does not lie. He does not change his mind. He will do what he said he would. What he speaks will be fully realized. Something may look different or arrive later than we expected, but it will happen.
“God is our adamant, immovable mountain, the constant Rock that is higher so that we can lift our eyes, knowing he is always there. Because he is constant, his Word and his ways are consistent with each other. He cannot say one thing and then act in another manner. He is unified in all his expressions.
“The letter of what was said in the Old Testament may look different in its application in the New Testament but never the spirit of it.”

  • Lisa Bevere, Adamant

Ms. Bevere uses the covenant of circumcision to explain the differences in Old Testament covenant and New Testament covenant.  God does not change, but sometimes the expression of the covenant changes.

We see Jesus expressed as the Rock or a firm foundation.  That might not compute as well in high risk earthquake zones, but even then, they could hope for a rock that is immovable even in those places.  God is that immovable thing, something that we can rely upon because it does not change while everything around us is changing.

And with the modern concept of constant change, some people think that anything that does not change, including some of us people, is out-of-date.  God, however, does not change and he is outside of time and space.  He is forever up-to-date each time He acts as the sovereign Lord and interacts with us, but He never changes.

I am one of those people that does not like a lot of change.  Change is inevitable, but I want my change slow and well-thought-out.  Too much change, too quickly, and the change becomes chaos and almost always is bad for us.  How many times have you spent half a day recovering from a software update just to find that the update had errors in it and another update follows a few days later?  In the meantime, your computer is not working right.  They fought a deadline and published without making sure whether it worked right or not.

God does not change because God is sufficient for our needs.  Thus, no change is necessary and whether you like change or not, something that is unchanging is comforting.  God never changes.  God fulfills His promises.  God loves us.  God meets our needs.  Do you need anything more?  Well, that comes later, part of those promises.

Lord, guide me.  I know I can rely on You, trust You in everything. You are my immovable Rock.  Thank You for never changing.  In Thy Name I pray.  Amen.

Soli Deo Gloria.  Only to God be the Glory.


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  1. April 16, 2023 — 4:08 pm

    I don’t like change either. I hate the idea of moving especially, and I know it’s inevitable for us. I just don’t know what we’ll do with all our stuff. Know any good art galleries? On a serious note, don’t make any changes right now. You need time to think things through – to sort things out and grieve. All of that takes time and should be done at your own pace. I continue to pray for you.

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    • Thanks. I became so frantic this afternoon, nearly a meltdown. My wife and I would clean the dining room table, just to have it cluttered within a single day. It became our repository of “I’ll get to it later.” We didn’t even need it, since I took my wife’s food to her in bed. So, today, I got to where I could see the surface clutter. Still things scattered, but not piles of things, but I felt so uneasy, so rushed, and so much of a panic. My son wants me down there soon, but if I come down for a few long visits, that might hold him and the grandchildren until I am ready.


  2. Our culture is changing at lightning speed. His Word, however, does not change! Blessings, Mark!

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