Sunday, April 3, 2016

Consistency



He who is the Glory of Israel does not lie or change his mind; for he is not a human being, that he should change his mind.” –1 Samuel 15:29

I’m not always consistent when I walk Lexi—even though I know that consistency is important when training a dog. I am consistent about enforcing some rules. It’s never okay for Lexi to lunge and bark at anything, for example. But I can be lax about other things. For days I may not allow her to sniff around a neighbor’s compost bin; then one day I won’t resist when she pulls me over. I don’t know myself why I change my mind. God, on the other hand, doesn’t change his mind about the rules. He’s always consistent. The things that God forbids are always forbidden: it’s not okay to slander someone occasionally, for example. At the same time, God’s promise of eternal life will never be revoked because God doesn’t change his mind about our salvation, either. Lexi has some leeway when she walks with me, but we have certainty when we walk with God.

Dear God, Thank you for never changing your mind about my salvation. Amen

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