God Unchanging, chapter 7

I encourage you to buy your own copy of J.I.Packer’s Knowing God and read it all the way through, however we will only be sampling some highlights throughout this month of January. Part 2 of the book, chapters 7-17, explores God’s character in some detail. It aims grow depth in our relationship with God through a closer examination of the scriptures.

Today, we begin Part 2 of Knowing God by considering God’s ‘unchanging-ness’. A copy of chapter 7 can be downloaded below.

This chapter invites us to consider God’s immutability — he does not change. But in what sense does the Bible support this statement? Consider the following passages and write your own response to this question:

Psa. 90:1-4.  “Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations. Before the mountains were bornor you brought forth the whole world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God… A thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch in the night.”

Heb 13:8. “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”

Ps 93:1-2. ” The LORD reigns, he is robed in majesty; the LORD is robed in majesty and armed with strength; indeed, the world is established, firm and secure. Your throne was established long ago; you are from all eternity.”

1 Tim 6:15b-16. “God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To him be honour and might forever. Amen.”

Isaiah 40:28. “Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.