– Charles Spurgeon
What if God was like us and changed His mind? What if He said, “I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand” (John 10:28), but I might change my mind? How unsettling would that be!? Thankfully, it is as the Apostle Paul wrote, “For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory” (2nd Cor 1:20).
I am so glad that God doesn’t change like we do. This is why Paul could confidently write, “And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ” (Phil 1:6). God will not begin a good work in us only to stop it and change His mind. If that were the case, what security would we have?
Not like Man
The Bible says that we are all liars, but “God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it” (Num 23:19)? Even “if we are faithless, he remains faithful— for he cannot deny himself” (2nd Tim 2:13). This is why Christians have “hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began” (Titus 1:2).
No Need to Change
There is no need for God to change or grow because He is perfect in every way. He cannot become “better” because He is already perfect. He is not like us who learn every day and discover new things. Nothing has ever occurred to God nor has anything ever “dawned” on Him. He already knows all there is to know and He has no need to change like we do.
Charles Spurgeon, in saying, “Though you have changed a thousand times, He has not changed once,” he is trying to comfort us because God keeps every one of His promises; God assures that our salvation is secure; God is not like us that He can lie; and God has no need to change like we do.