“I the LORD do not change…Return to me, and I will return to you,” says the LORD Almighty. (Malachi 3:6-7, NIV 1984).
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. (Hebrews 13:7–8, NIV 1984).
[God] does not change like shifting shadows. (James 1:17, NIV 1984).
“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.” (Matthew 5:17–18, NIV 1984).
My Musings – A huge problem today is that so many are deciding for themselves that the Bible does not mean what it says. If we don’t like what it says, we either make it say something else or we decide that it cannot possibly mean what it says and ignore it. Sometimes we decide that it used to apply, but does so no longer. Or whether or not it applies depends on the circumstances. Or that grace nullifies rather than fulfills the law.
I, for one, do not think that God is in the habit of saying what He does not mean. Or changes His mind about what He said. Or held people in the past to a higher standard than He does people today. We must remember that Jesus went to the cross to satisfy the penalty for going against what God has said. Why would He do that if God was going to change His mind or change His standards of righteousness?
My Advice – Don’t second guess God. If He could change His mind about what He has said, He could change His mind about our salvation. If He did not mean what He said in His word, He could not be trusted to keep His word about our salvation. “He cannot change for the better, for He is already perfect. And being perfect, He cannot change for the worse.” (A.W. Pink).