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Trust In The One Who Never Changes

By Don Loftis | 02.03.16

We recognize that history continues to be written every year.  At one point the stories in our history books were current events, and at some point our current news stories will be retold through the lens of history.  Politics, economics, philosophy and religion are ever-changing.  However, God does not change, and His position over the timeline of earth is evident in two Old Testament passages.

 

In II Chronicles 36:15-17 the historian describes God’s repeated calls to His people to change their direction.  Rather than repentance, these pleas were met with continued rebellion, so “The wrath of the Lord arose against His people, until there was no remedy.  Therefore He brought up against them the king of the Chaldeans.”

 

God did not forget His people, because they were part of an eternal plan.  Seventy years from the first Chaldean attack, God used the new world power of Persia to continue His plan.  Cyrus is credited with the decree to allow Jews to return to Judea, but II Chronicles 36:22 says, “Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia–in order to fulfill the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah–the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia…”

 

Let’s keep all of this clearly in mind as we react to the news of 2016.  We have a voice and a vote, but God is in control.  His decisions regarding the world are not based on national security or economic stability.  They will be based on righteousness and what advances His eternal kingdom.  In the midst of change God is our constant (James 1:17; Hebrews 13:8).

 


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