Psalm 119 is a beast–it is 176 verses long and divided into 22 sections (one for each letter of the Hebrew alphabet). So I’m going to divide it up, and write about my observations from each section, and see how each can help me continue to walk the road less traveled. Today, the “Lamedh” section:
Here’s your fifty cent word for the day: immutable.
Something that is immutable is incapable of changing or being changed. God is immutable. He does not change. His commands are firm. His promises are firm. Look at what the author of Psalm 119 writes about the immutability of God in Psalm 119:89-91,
Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven. Your faithfulness continues throughout all generations; You did establish the earth, and it stands. They stand this day according to Your ordinances, for all things are Your servants.
In the midst of the chaos of the writer’s life, he looks around and sees hints of God’s immutability–in His creation, which He spoke into existance (think about that for a few minutes, if you’re interested in developing a world-class headache). God doesn’t change, even though our circumstances do. That’s truly comforting.
In the midst of all the change that my family will experience this year with our move to NC, God’s immutability is a great encourgement to me. Even though I’ll be changing addresses and jobs (which, in this economy, should scare the daylights out of me), I’m encouraged by God’s love, mercy, and grace. Those things won’t change because God doesn’t change.
Today, no matter what your situation–chaotic or calm–take time to thank God that He doesn’t change.