Does God change?

RE Verse reading–Acts 11:1-26 (day six)  “What God has made clean, you must not call profane”  (vs 9)  Does God change?  At one level the answer is easy.  “He is the same yesterday, today and forever”  (Hebrews 13:8)  At another level, it is less so.  At the very least, God “changes plays”.  Like a quarterback with an audible,  God does, at times, declare a different direction, a new decision rising from His unchanging character.  Peter found himself in the middle of such a shift.  Something new to understand.  Something new to teach others.  The heavenly voice declared an end to the laws of separation (kosher) and a vast new horizon for world-wide missions.  God doesn’t change but His instructions to us sometimes do.  “Do not call to mind the former things, or ponder things of the past.  Behold, I will do something new, now it will spring forth; will you not be aware of it?”  (Isaiah 43:18-19)  May the Lord make us flexible.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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