Friday, January 17, 2014

Yesterday, Today, and Forever

"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever."  (Hebrews 13:8, NIV)

In the same way, God's children should be the same every day.  There shouldn't be any mood swings in us.  We shouldn't go by our feelings which are ever changing from one moment to the next.  We shouldn't have any wrong mindsets, negative thoughts, or as Joyce Meyer would say---any 'stinking thinking'.  We shouldn't be hot one day, and then cold the next day towards people.  After all, we are not like the weather which changes often. 

We are made in the image of God.  (Genesis 1:26-27)  He doesn't change.  "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows."  (James 1:17, NIV)

Neither does He change His mind.  "God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind."  (Numbers 23:19a, NIV)

We shouldn't change.  Neither should we change our minds.  As God's children, we should be the same every day.

God's thoughts and ways are always higher and better than a human's thoughts and ways.  (Isaiah 55:8-9)  We should forgive as He forgave us.  (Colossians 3:13b)  We should exhibit the fruit of the Spirit.  (Galatians 5:22-23)  We should 'walk in love'.  (2 John 1:6)

"Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God."  (Ephesians 5:1-2, NIV)

But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”  (1 Peter 1:15-16, NIV)  

"Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect."  (Matthew 5:48, NIV)

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