Change in all things is sweet?

Chapter 30

Good Monday Morning to this new week 30 of 2023.

I quote Aristotle this morning:
“Change in all things is sweet.”

I quote Malachi 3.6a – “For I the Lord do not change ..”

While the Bible contains many passages that promote the idea of embracing change and personal growth, there are also verses that caution against certain types of change or emphasise the importance of stability and steadfastness.

This verse highlights the unchanging nature of God. It suggests that some things, particularly aspects of God’s character and promises, remain constant and unwavering. While personal growth is essential, this verse reminds us that there are certain eternal
truths that do not change.

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

I quote James 1.17 “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”

I quote Proverbs 24:21 – “My son, fear the Lord and the king, and do not join with those who do otherwise.”

Finally Ecclesiastes 3:1 “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.”

While change is a natural part of life, it also suggests that there are appropriate times for certain actions and decisions.

Some of these verses may seem to undermine the idea of embracing all types of change, the Bible also contains quite a few passages that speak about personal growth, renewal, and transformation.

All in all, the perspective is just a different one! The concept of change is good, but the focus on self and self-change through setting good priorities is only one shallow side of the coin. The overall approach of the God of the Bible is far bigger and more comprehensive. God is God. Period. He is the maker of all things and also the maker of change. He has his time, his seasons, he creates, waits, changes, makes new…

It’s not all about us!

Wishing a good start to this new week!
Philemon

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