Look what a ‘wonderful’, ‘stable’, ‘secured’, ‘advanced’, ‘ever lasting’ world we live in!
Recession, war, global warming, drought, diseases, divorces, denominations, persecution, religion, oil price, layoffs, terrorism, bombs, suicides, strikes, mortgages, credit cards, debts, bankruptcy, accidents, foreclosures, medical failures, technology failures, power outages, drought, wildfire, alcoholism, drug abuse, unwanted pregnancies, prostitution, energy bill, nuclear weapons, obesity, eating disorders, depression, pesticides, plane crash, suicide bombs, tsunami, hurricane, tornadoes, viruses, anorexia, cults, murder, rape, pornography, child abuse, homelessness, competition, stress, bipolar, universalism, relativism,...
Isn’t this list enough to look for some certainty and security in our life? Where are we going to find it? What/who is going to provide that?
Religion? Philosophy? Politicians? Celebrities? Psychologists?
What is the one constant, unchanging, everlasting thing where we keep our foot on, in this unstable world?
There has to be something 'constant' in life, at least one thing! So while everything else is shaking we have that one thing to give us hope, courage, peace, and even some joy!
That ONE thing is called - JESUS! (Well, it is not a 'thing', but a person)
His love is unchanging (Jeremiah 31:3).
His Word is unchanging (1 Peter 1:24-25).
His throne is unchanging (Hebrews 1:8).
His salvation is unchanging (Hebrews 7:24-25).
His gifts are unchanging (James 1:17).
He Himself is unchanging (Malachi 3:6).
And those being the facts,
"Continue in the grace of God"! (Acts 13:43)
"Continue in your faith"! (Colossians 1:23)
"Continue to live in him"! (Colossians 2:6)
"Continue in what you have learned"! (2 Timothy 3:14)
"Continue in him"! (1 John 2:28)