I love my walks in the morning. It gives me time to meditate on God’s character. One of the most prevalent characteristics of God is referred to by theologians as His “immutability.” That means, God never changes! Think about that. Is there anything God can’t do? Ha, a trick question! Yes there are several things. The bible teaches us that God can’t lie. It teaches us that God can’t sin and it teaches us that God can’t change. OK that’s cool, but what difference does that make to me.  Well, think about it. God is not capable or susceptible to change either by increase or by decrease. There will never be any quantitative change. He’ll never get bigger or smaller. There will never be any qualitative change. He never gets better or worse.  You can’t take away from God and you can’t add anything to God. There will never be less nor will there ever be more of God. He is unchangeable, invariable and permanent. In other words God is immutable. God even says this clearly in the last book of the Old Testament. In Malachi 3:6 the prophet records God’s words, “I, the Lord, do not change.”

There is no room for improvement with God.  I’m a selfish kind of a guy and like to try to understand how God’s characteristics relate to me.  The thought struck me that no matter what I do in my life, good or bad, I can’t change the way God feels about me! It doesn’t matter if I win or lose, succeed or fail, feel good or feel bad; He always feels the same way towards me. To the losers and the sinners that’s good news. To the winners and the righteous that’s offensive. But there is no escaping that truth in the Bible. God loves me! God loves you! And He does so with an unchanging love! Jeremiah 31:3 tells us “God has loved you with an everlasting love.” Well, if it’s going to go on forever that means it will never end. The Psalmist sings about it in the massive Psalm 119 and verse 159. He writes of God, “your love never changes.” And Paul makes the clearest presentation of that truth in my opinion in Romans 8:38. He writes, “Nothing will be able to separate us from the love of God.”

What is the best and most important message from God to mankind? I have always insisted that the Bible is God’s love letter to mankind. It speaks to us of how God feels towards us. “He so loved us” that he sent His only  begotten Son to die for us on the Cross. Romans 5:8 interprets that for us. Paul writes, “But God demonstrates His love for us in this, while we were yet sinners Christ died for us.” The Bible is often referred to as God’s written Word, while Christ is referred to as God’s living Word.  Both are expressions of God’s love for each and every one of us. One in word and one in deed. What’s the best message in the world? What’s the best news for all people? Well, the Psalmist in Psalm 63:3 says, addressing God, “your steadfast love is better than life.” Religion focuses on what we do for God. Biblical faith focuses on what God has done for us.