The Road Through Romans Immutability

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In these Road Road Through Romans Posts we have been discussing the “invisible qualities of God” from Romans 1:20.

For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities–his eternal power and divine nature–have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.

To help us along the pathway we are referencing A. W. Tozer’s thoughts from his book , The Attributes of God.”  In his book Tozer discusses 18 attributes of God he sees in the Scripture. You can fund those attributes listed HERE.

If you have missed any of our previous discussions they can be found on THE ROAD THROUGH ROMANS PAGE.

Today we are discussing the unchanging nature of God or his immutability. Let’s hear some thoughts on this attribute directly from A.W. himself.

 

 

I see God’s unchanging nature, in counterpoint to the rest of creation’s changeability, reflected in the mountains. The picture at the top of the page was taken at the Middle Lake just outside of Kilkenny.

My daughter and I were headed up to Moll’s Gap. We stopped as an autumn storm began to sweep down from the mountain across the lakes. The clouds rolled in fast chasing boaters and fishermen from their afternoon recreation. Then the lightning began to flash and the wind began to howl. The whole world was changed in an instant

Within a half hour the storm passed, leaving the world wet with dew and filled with the scent of clean rain but for it all the mountains had not moved. The stiff rocks barely registered that a storm had ever been there at all.

It may be a poor reflection in nature but there it is anyway, the changeability of a storm facing the unchanging nature of a mountain. What lasts for a moment loses power when it is tossed against the surface of  a thing that never changes or moves. God is more unchanging than those mountains. He is a rock that will never fail in the face of any storm this world may throw against Him. At least so says Psalm 46

God is our refuge and strength,

an ever-present help in trouble.

2Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way

and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,

3though its waters roar and foam

and the mountains quake with their surging.c

4There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,

the holy place where the Most High dwells.

5God is within her, she will not fall;

God will help her at break of day.

6Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;

he lifts his voice, the earth melts.

7The Lord Almighty is with us;

the God of Jacob is our fortress.

8Come and see what the Lord has done,

the desolations he has brought on the earth.

9He makes wars cease

to the ends of the earth.

He breaks the bow and shatters the spear;

he burns the shieldsd with fire.

10He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;

I will be exalted among the nations,

I will be exalted in the earth.”

11The Lord Almighty is with us;

the God of Jacob is our fortress.

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