Today’s Scripture Reading: Malachi 2:10-4:6; Joel 1:1-3:21
Do you like change?
Most people don’t.
Sometimes things change for the good and some times change makes things worse.
Either way, change is a gamble.
How do we live in a world where change is the only constant thing in life?
We stay close to the One who does not change—
I am the Lord, and I do not change. –Malachi 3:6
It is so fitting that God told us He doesn’t change on the last day of our chronological reading of the Old Testament.
As I think back over our 266 days of reading, the unchanging goodness of God is the overarching message of the Old Testament with the unchanging sinfulness of mankind as a close second.
It’s really ironic that we’re constantly changing but our sinful nature can’t be changed…
We meet our Savior—Jesus Christ…
Which we are about to do in tomorrow’s reading.
What have you learned in these 8 months and 23 days?
Here are my take a ways from our Old Testament journey:
- Jehovah God is the one, true, living God of the universe
- Man inherently sinful—we can’t be “good” on our own
- We need a savior
- Our God will use extreme measures to rescue us
God does not change
Heavenly Father, I’m so thankful that You are my unchanging God. My desire is to stay close to You as You lead me through the maze of change in this sinful world. Jesus, I can’t wait to spend the rest of the year learning about Your gift of salvation. Holy Spirit, draw us to Your Word.
© 2012 Dianne Guthmuller
Tomorrow’s Scripture Reading: Mark 1:1a; Luke 1:1-4; John 1:1-18; Matthew 1:1-17; Luke 3:23b-38; Luke 1:5-38