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Scripture for the Day
December 23, 2020
The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. (John 3:2-3)

We are living in a time where change is speeding up exponentially. Computer and telephone systems are out of date within a year or two. It seems that more and more you have to be a lawyer, accountant, and computer geek all at one time just to stay somewhat current on all the changes, especially if you are the owner of a small business. The only thing constant these days is
change.

The question I have for you today is, “With all this change going on, what do you have in your life that is stable? What do you have in your life that you can count on to be there tomorrow and the next day? What do you have in your life that you can trust to never leave you nor forsake you?”

Consider the following scriptures:
For I am the Lord, I change not; (Malachi 3:6)
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. (Hebrews 13:8)
for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. (Hebrews 13:5)

We all need stability in our lives. We see so many people lose their way because they have no stability. They are devastated by a relationship failure, a job loss, a financial disaster, or the death of a loved one. When things like this happen, and they will, they have nothing to hold onto. Their entire support system is thrown into chaos. Their stability was dependent on all those things staying constant and they never will. They will change!  If you want to have peace in the midst of a storm you need to have God on your side. He is the stabilizing force in the midst of change. He is the life raft that will keep you from drowning. He is the rock that will not be moved.

Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like: He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock. But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great. (Luke 6:47-49)

The good part about change is that you and I can change. We can become a new person in Christ. We can become rooted and grounded in the Word of God. We can equip ourselves with the armor of God and be prepared for battle. We can be born again! We do not have to let change rule us. We can rule change!  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)

 

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