Changed by an Unchanging God

Sunday, August 21, 2011
Ben Janssen
Malachi • God's Messenger Through the Centuries
Malachi 3:6-12

The immutability of God means that God does not change, a truth that God declares in Malachi 3:6 and one that is foundational for understanding the difference between the Creator and his creatures. But how does this attribute of God affect us? As the prophet Malachi demonstrates, the immutability of God is both good news and bad news. It is bad news for sinners who also don’t change but it is also the only basis on which sinners can ever hope to change.

Series Info

Malachi • God's Messenger Through the Centuries

Series Description

Malachi is the final book in the Old Testament and was the final prophetic voice of God until John the Baptist came some 400 years later. Malachi’s prophecy was given to the nation of Israel following their return home after a 70 year captivity in Babylon. Hopes for a return to pre-captivity prosperity were not panning out, however, and God sent Malachi to inform the people of his unceasing love for them. But he also pointed out the real source of Israel’s problems and the real solution to the sin that continued to plague them, and it is this message from God that continues to be proclaimed to us down through the centuries.

read more