August 25, 2007Email to a FriendPrint
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8
America has come a long way in her desire not to offend or cause anybody to squirm. In some parts of the state of Nevada, students can sleep well, because it's impossible for them to fail. That's because some creative thinkers have managed to manipulate the language to make EVERYBODY feel good. Those scoring top marks are described as "extending", those not quite so successful are "developing". And those who don't manage to pull a D- are "emerging". Even though I don't understand everything this kind of change is trying to accomplish, I won't rock the boat.
I am thankful, however, that God never changes the rules of salvation. When He says something is a sin, it is. When He tells us how we can be saved from sin and find peace, those words are as true today as when they were first spoken thousands of years ago.
God's faithfulness may not sound like a big thing, but it does provide me, and millions of others, an anchor in a world that seems to be continuously shifting. So, if you're someone who has been rocked by the fast changes of the modern world or if you know somebody who seems to be adrift, share with them our wonderful Lord who is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
From a devotion originally written for "By the Way"
THE PRAYER: Dear God, I give thanks that You and Your promises are unchanging. In this world, there's not much I can count on staying the same and always being trustworthy. Your faithfulness is my anchor. In Your Name, Amen.
Pastor Ken Klaus
Speaker emeritus of The Lutheran Hour®
Lutheran Hour Ministries