“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.” James 1:17
“For I the Lord do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed.” Malachi 3:6
We have a propensity to anchor into shifting sand. Our jobs, finances, possessions, and even relationships with others are typical candidates for reliability. But, they all fall short. There is only One who can be that firm foundation, anchor in the storm, constant in the midst of inconsistencies. God is unchanging. He has been the same throughout all time. He is the same God in the Old Testament as the New Testament. In His consistency and reliability He has sent Jesus, the ultimate “good and perfect gift” (James 1:17). This provides continuous light and life into our lives. We can count on Him. We can rely on the God who is not moody, not tossed about by the culture; He is not moved by the ebbs, flows, and whims of an economic system or alternative worldview. His active character is our provision. We are not consumed by this mutable world due to His protective immutability. We are preserved.