God is… IMMUTABLE.
Immutability simply means that God is unchangeable in His nature. God has nothing about His character or attributes that can change. To speak of God changing His mind or changing His will is simply wrong. “God is not man, that he should lie, nor a son of man, that he should change his mind” (Num. 23:19, NIV). Although this is hotly debated in contemporary theology, it was not debated in the first nineteen hundred years of church history.
Think about this…
- God is the uncaused causer.
- God is the unchanging changer.
- God is the unmoving mover.
Just to illustrate…
The sun is a light twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. All year long, all decade long, all century long, the sun just keeps on shining. The problem, however, is that the earth gets dark. How can there be all that light and the earth still gets dark? It’s because the earth turns. The earth gets dark because the earth is spinning on its axis. Therefore the side that faces the sun gets light and the side that is facing away does not.
If there is darkness in your life, it’s not because God, the Father of Lights, is turning; it’s because you are turning. He is the Father of Lights and in Him there is no shadow. There is no darkness in Him. Because God is faithful, He’s consistent. Just like the sun, He is always shining and in His light, there is no shifting or moving shadow. We just have to make sure we are turned toward Him.