Day 126

Today’s Readings – Psalms 89, 96, 100-101, 105, and 132

He remembers his covenant forever, the promise he made, for a thousand generations, the covenant he made with Abraham, the oath he swore to Isaac. He confirmed it to Jacob as a decree.  Psalm 105:8-10a

distglow-Moon5.jpgEver consider that depending on the time of month and your location on Earth that the moon is constantly changing?

I have been in a couple of conversations this week that involved comparing God in the Old Testament to God in the New Testament. The end result of both conversations was to ask the following: Has God changed?

For instance, how do you rectify the God who destroys Sodom and Gomorrah with the Jesus who says turn the other cheek?

Did God change?

My answer is flatly, “No!”

In part I believe this Psalm is helping the people understand that as well.

The Psalmist declares God is the same today as when He made His promise.
With all they had been through and all they were yet to encounter this was an important point.

Our attempts to understand God in one point in time defy logic when attempting to grasp the eternal.  The reality is God has not changed, but we are ever changing.

And as our point of view changes for a brief moment it appears God has changed.

Gain some perspective.

Spend time with God and discover God is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

Author:

I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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