But God’s firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.” 2 Timothy 2:19
Everything in my life changes. People come and go. The houses I live in change. I am constantly changing, growing older by the day and hopefully somewhat wiser. In this I am not alone. We live in a world of constant change, jobs, relationships, homes all changing all the time. With all this change it is comforting to know that God never changes. He is the one constant in an ever changing universe. He is the one constant in my life.
Not all religions hold this view of God. Most view God as unpredictable One day you may be in His graces and then on a whim God changes His mind and you are on the outs. This is not the Biblical view of God. The God of the Bible is unchanging. He is faithful to fulfill His promises. God knows those of us who have accepted Him and once we are His we are forever His. We don’t have to worry that a slip-up and He turns His back on us. When we slip He is there to pick us up, dust us off and set us back on course.
But just because God is faithful to forgive our slip-ups, sins, that does not mean we have license to sin. Paul tells us today to depart from iniquity. We need to turn from our sinful ways and let God work in our lives to bring us ever closer to what He originally created us to be. We need to not be discourages when we fail or when we think we are not making enough progress. None of us will reach perfection until we are His in heaven. Only then when we have had our bodies transformed to our eternal bodies and our sin nature washed away will we be sin free.
Until that time enjoy the hope that is for all believers. Continue to strive toward the goal. Assured that once He begins a work in us He will never stop until it is finished.
Have a blessed day,