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Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore. Psalm 37:27

The simple plaque on a friend’s living room wall caught my attention. There was no picture of a mountain meadow or other peaceful scene, just these nine thought-provoking words: “It will not always be as it is now.” 

If we are overwhelmed by trials and difficulties, the Scriptures remind us that this too shall pass. Our Lord lovingly calls us into His comforting presence for the peace that He alone can give in even the most trying circumstances. “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). 

On the other hand, if our life has been quite routine, blessed, and comfortable, we need to remember the warning, “Then beware lest thou forget the Lord, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage” (Deuteronomy 6:12). 

Change is inevitable in this life, but there is an eternity ahead when change will no longer exist. How we prepare for that time determines whether we can anticipate it with rejoicing or with anguish. We serve a changeless God who has given us His changeless Word so we can choose the blessed path to a changeless eternity. But the skeptics and scoffers of today are “walking after their own lusts” and brazenly declaring that “all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation” (2 Peter 3:3-4). Some people make foolish attempts to alter the Word of God so it is more politically correct and socially acceptable. However, the living God has assured us, “I am the Lord, I change not” (Malachi 3:6), and, “For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven” (Psalm 119:89). 

Therefore, “let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not” (Galatians 6:9). 

But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 3:18

– Pete Lewis


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