*WISDOM FOR TODAY.*
*YOU CAN CHANGE THINGS (3)*
Jer 17: 9 *If that nation, against whom I have pronounced, turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil that I thought to do unto them.*
*Insight and Highlight.*
God can make changes according to our choices.
As believers, we have the power to change things we are not happy with or things we do that God is not happy with.
We have power to tell God what we want, and He can make changes according to our requests.
We are not to tolerate the devil but to resist every attempt of his to give us what does not belong to us.
Change comes in different ways. It is either it is good or bad.
People make adverse changes. Some changes are an affront capable of inciting unrest and violence, 1 Kgs 12.
People make corrective and impactful changes, Dan 3:30.
Whichever way God moves, He is constant in His changes.
He is considered unchangeable because He can not change or compromise His unique attributes, like His holiness, omnipresence, etc.
He remains unchangeable, though He can change His course of judgment in response to our prayers. This tells us that when God changes or reverses His decision to punish in response to our prayers, He still remains constant in His moral attributes of e.g, love, reconciliation, forgiveness as a God who hears prayers of repentance when we decide to turn away from our sin (compare Num 23:19, Exd 32:14).
It tells us that He has decided to change His decision to punish because of His constant and unchangeable attribute to love and forgive.
We must never hope to change things just for the purpose of change.
Though change may be inevitable, we must channel it through changes that honor God.
Paul gives us a fundamental example of change that is inevitable. He says in.
1 Cor 15:51 *Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,*
This tells us that as change may be inevitable, there are some changes that are not changeable. They must remain as God intended it from the foundation of the world.
We must remember that God remains unchangeable in what He chooses not to change. Whatsoever He chooses to change does not change His attribute as unchangeable. He is not fickle or unreliable.
Any of His decision to change His pronounced judgment is borne out of His unchanging love and forgiveness for us.
As inevitable some changes may be, God reserves Kingdom privileges for us to us to talk to Him. He can still work with us if we turn away from our sins or turn to Him in prayer, (ref Isaiah 38:1-5)
He is able to fix and effect all changes.
We have power to tell God what we want or do not want and He can make changes according to our requests.
*Call to Word action.*
Jonah 3: 10 *And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did it not.*
*The Christian clarion.*
The change we desire must be entirely consistent with God's character.
Lord help me to seek change that is entirely consistent with Your character, in Jesus name.
Good morning all and have a blessed day today.
God bless you