We Worship An Unchanging God
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In Japan, there is a town which is home to “The Temple of a Thousand Buddha’s.” There are actually one-thousand statues of Buddha in this temple each one being assigned a certain situation in life, a certain circumstance, a certain weakness, or a certain short-coming. For example, if I were a soldier preparing for war, I would go to the temple and seek out the statue of Buddha that is dedicated to war. I would bow before that statue and pray to it for success in the battles that lie ahead of me. These 1,000 statues all have been assigned an area of concern that humans need encouragement in and no two statues are in the same pose.
We, as Christians, are so fortunate to have a God like our God. A God who hears us no matter what situation or circumstance we might find ourselves in at that time. We are equally fortunate to have an unchanging God. Please listen to the writer of I John 5:14-15 when he says: “…and this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us: and if we know that he hears us, whatsoever we ask, we know we have the petitions that we desire of him.” Friends, isn’t it comforting to know that God hears us. Isn’t it comforting to know that we worship an unchanging God. In Malachi 3:6, the inspired writer tells us concerning God: “I Am the Lord God, I change not.” Both I John 5:14-15 and Malachi 3:6, assure us of the omnipresence of God and the omnipotence of God. Again, aren’t we fortunate to worship the ONE and ONLY God.
But lest we forget, let us always remember to teach and to preach to all who will listen concerning our God. It is our hope and desire that through our teaching, the world can put away the changing statues of their god and worship the unchanging God with us. The God who is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
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