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   Morning Thoughts by Elder Philip Conley

Malachi 3:6, "For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed."

This morning, there are people who are breaking their word and denying what they have said. Some are even taking back something that they had previously promised. This type of person is referred to as an "Indian giver." While these actions plague men on this earth, these are not thoughts and actions that plague our Lord, for His thoughts and ways are above ours.

This verse is a source of great comfort to the Lord's people. While our most trusted and beloved friends on earth may let us down, the Lord will never let us down. There are 3 ways in which man can let you down. 1. He can lie about what he said, 2. He can deny he said anything, and 3. He can die before he accomplishes what he promised to accomplish. Now, it does not matter how noble or good of a person one might be, death is something that can keep anyone from
keeping a promise.  

However, all three of those things are not applicable to God. He cannot lie, He cannot deny Himself, and He is without end and not subject to death. Therefore, God will not fail you, because there are some things that He CANNOT DO. He says that He is the LORD. That plainly declares that there is no being in the universe that can challenge His authority and word. He also says that He does not change. This means that what is true today is true tomorrow.  

We live in a world where people seem to think that the truth changes from day to day. The truth is the truth no matter what day it is or how much time passes. The truth is also the truth whether someone believes it or not. Therefore, people can deny what God has said or promised from now until they press the dying pillow, but it will not negate the fact that the Lord has promised these things and they do not change.  

Finally, the Lord says that His immutability is what keeps us from being consumed, annihilated, and in shame and contempt. There is no power that can reach the Lord's children because we are in Christ's hand and He is in the Father's hand.  No man can pluck us from that position and therefore, we shall never perish. Oh how comforting it is to know that He will never leave us nor forsake us!

In Hope,

Bro Philip