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Consider this quote: “God is unchanging in His love. He loves you. He has a plan for your life. Don’t let the newspaper headlines frighten you.” —Billy Graham
Read Hebrews 13:7-8, looking for what it has to say about God’s unchanging nature. Underline any words or phrases that teach you about this aspect of His character.
“Remember your leaders who have spoken God’s word to you. As you carefully observe the outcome of their lives, imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.”
These verses stress that Jesus has been eternally present and active in the lives of His people. What examples of Jesus’ constancy do you see in your own life or in the world around you?
We live in a world where everything is constantly changing. Why is it important for you, as a believer, to root your faith in the unchanging nature of Christ and His gospel? How does that keep you from being distracted by other things the world says are important?
• Meditate on this thought: People change. Circumstances change. You change—but Jesus doesn’t. You can always depend on His commitment to you.
• How would truly understanding that affect how you live your life? Jot down one specific way you’ll let it change you this week.
• For further study on God’s unswerving commitment to His children, read John 1:12-13, 10:28-29; Ephesians 1:14; Philippians 1:6; and Hebrews 7:25.
Behind the Story
Hebrews 13:8 stresses Christ’s unchanging nature by pointing to His work in the past, present, and future.
SAME YESTERDAY: Points out that Jesus was the Father’s agent in creation. See Hebrews 1:2,10.
TODAY: Jesus currently sits at the Father’s right hand, a place of honor. He continues to intercede for us.
FOREVER: Jesus will rule the universe forever. See Hebrews 1:8,10-12 for more.
Make memorizing James 1:17 a group project. Find a study partner so you can discuss the verse and help each other memorize it.
Jesus has been—and will be—the same forever. In a constantly changing world, you can absolutely trust the unchanging, constant, powerful Lord.
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