The Immutability of God

The Immutability of God

Our Heavenly Father is immutable. God does not change.

According to Merriam Webster, “immutable” means “not capable of or susceptible to change.”

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: “The Immutability of God is an attribute where “God is unchanging in his character, will, and covenant promises.” Wikipedia got this info from

In 1923, Thomas O. Chisholm (1866–1960) wrote the poem, Great Is Thy Faithfulness. He sent the words to William Runyan (1870–1957), who set the poem to music and Christians of many denominations sing this hymn still.

The first verse of this hymn is as follows.
“Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father;
There is no shadow of turning with Thee,
Thou changest not, Thy compassions they fail not,
As Thou hast been, Thou forever wilt be.”

The Biblical lyrics reference Lamentations 3:22-23. The Moody Bible Institute and Reverend Billy Graham aided in this becoming a well-known hymn.

“Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.” James 1:17 NLT

“I am the LORD, I do not change.” Malachi 3:6 NKJV

God does not change. In Hebrews, we see the deity of His Son, Jesus Christ:

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today, and forever.” Hebrews 13:8 NKJV

*Bob Deffinbaugh says of this verse, speaking on the immutability of God, “This statement is very important, for it is a claim of deity. Only God is immutable; only He cannot and does not change. For the writer to tell us that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever is to remind us that He is God….”

Deffinbaugh also writes: “Immutability applies to the nature of God. He is always God, and He is always infinitely powerful. Never will God fail to accomplish His will due to a change in His power to accomplish His purposes. Second, God is immutable with regard to His character or attributes …”
God does not change.

If we think God is not as close to us as He once was, guess who moved. It was not God. For God does not change. And He has promised never to leave us.

God changes not, His compassions they fail not. As God has been, He forever will be.

“Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not.” Lamentations 3:22 NKJV

* Robert L. Deffinbaugh

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