God is Immutable

Deuteronomy 4:19 “And beware not to lift up your eyes to heaven and see the sun and the moon and the stars, all the host of heaven, and be drawn away and worship them and serve them, those which the LORD your God has allotted to all the peoples under the whole heaven.

The context of this verse in Deuteronomy is idolatry of any form of the creation. God is talking and He clearly states do not worship the objects of creation. These items were created and they have no power. Simply stated from the 10 Commandments in Exodus 20:5 “You shall not worship them (idols) or serve them (idols); for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me…” Why worship created objects when you can worship the One who created them?

Throughout history, mankind has worshipped the sun, moon, and stars. Man has been disobedient and continues to reap the consequences of their idol worship. This choice alone has ramifications towards grandchildren and great grandchildren. The Greeks worshipped Apollo god of the sun after the original sun god Helios. The Egyptians had Ra. Israel’s neighbors worshipped the moon. We have Jeane Dixon and Astrology and horoscopes, clearly much more sophisticated.

God’s view on this topic as well as any other has not changed. He cannot change. God is immutable. This aspect of His character is defined in the Old Testament. Malachi 3:6 “For I, the LORD, do not change; therefore you, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed. This same concept is noted in the New Testament. James 1:17 Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow. The fact that God does not change should be reassurance that what He says is true.

Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

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