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A Constant In An Ever Changing World

A Constant In An Ever Changing World

Adam Pogue

As I reflect on the last couple of months one word continues to come to mind – Change!  My wife and I have been blessed with a new healthy baby boy and God has directed my family to a new city to go and preach the Gospel.  That is a lot of change for such a short time.  No doubt every one of you has experienced your own changes over the last few months.  Maybe you have made new friends, started new classes, obtained a new role at work, started a new job, or maybe you too (or members of your family) are planning an upcoming move.  If we are certain of anything it should be the fact that in this life we will encounter change.

In this ever changing world man has tried to change God and His commands.  Man has even tried to distort who and why Jesus came to this earth.  But we take comfort in this fact:  “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and foreverHebrews 13:8.  In a world of change it is quite challenging to think of something or someone who was the same yesterday, is the same today, and will remain the same forever.    

Not only will Jesus Himself never change, but His love and what He did for you will never change.  Romans 5:8 says, “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”  No matter what earthly events change for us Jesus will still be the son of God (John 3:16), our Lord (Romans 10:9), our path to salvation (John 14:6), and head of the church (Ephesians 1:22).  Man may twist the words of Jesus and His apostles (2 Peter 3:16).  But if you are one who seeks the truth of God and follows the example of Jesus be encouraged that Jesus will never change.  However He will change you.

Upon your obedience to the New Testament Scriptures and baptism into Christ you should expect to be transformed in the following ways.  First, you will become a “new creation” and all things in your life will “become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17). Second, you will no longer live for yourself but for others and more importantly for Him who died for you (2 Cor. 5:15).  Third, you will receive spiritual blessings of which the most important is eternal life and an inheritance in heaven (Ephesians 1:3-14).

Not only can we be confident that Jesus, His sacrifice, and love will not change, but also His desire for you to be saved will not change.  2 Peter 3:9, “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.”  It does not matter what decisions you have made in the past that have conformed you to the world.  My hope is that you will decide today you will change for Christ, our constant in an ever changing world.

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  1. Shirley Pogue
    January 18, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    I forgot to tell you yesterday how much I enjoyed this article. Well written!!

  2. January 18, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Thank you… and thank you for your encouragement!

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