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August 14 2019

Posted on August 15, 2019 at 12:30 AM

…everything has remained the same since the world was first created. 2 Peter 3:4

Mockers still mock. The foolish are still fools. The fearful are still afraid. People still suffer. Physical pain still has its way in bodies that fade. As Isaiah puts it in 26:10 the wicked keep doing wrong and take no notice of the LORD’s majesty. Even the same sins that still tempt us still remain. Faith in one true God. Hope that there is. Loving others also the same, the same, the same not much has truly changed in the human existence. We use the same mouths to bless and curse others with. The same tongue (James 3:4-5) in all of us acts as a rudder that moves each of our lives closer to or further away from our Creator. As Solomon put it in Ecclesiastes 9 death comes to us all though we still try to out run it in the hopes of what, remaining alive.

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. Hebrews 13:8

Yes the LORD will save His anointed one just like He did yesterday there is no doubt He saves today and no lack of hope on my part that He will save those long after I am gone. The same promises He made then still stand today. Just like people are subject to the same weaknesses that existed then they still struggle with today. The same testings to do what is right over what is wrong. An encouraging word still causes the same receptors in the brain to light up when reminded of who they are. Perhaps a single word repeated over and over but never believed in till someone else said it over you. Know this: You are loved.

The same power that raised Christ from the dead yesterday is the same power that lifts us up from our own dead lives today. Taking an interest in others is still the same attitude available to anyone today. Confusion and frustration still have their same place in our lives as they did back then. Disappointment is still a part of life. Endurance still a trait we all possess if you are reading this today it is because the things that tried to kill you yesterday didn’t succeed. No matter who you are you still have to wait but choosing to wait patiently is still a choice. Comfort still feels good physical, spiritual, mental in whatever form it comes. We still need to drink. We still need to eat. Still need oxygen, food and water to sustain life these things have not changed since man was created.

Wisdom is still needed regardless of age. Words like honor and respect still hold their place. Compassion for those in need has not gone obsolete. Gratefulness and gratitude are even on the lips of those who have sinned. Companionship, fellowship, relationship it all comes down to no one wants to live this life, experience it alone we all want a witness, someone to share it with, someone to be in the same boat with us.

I still need to ask repeatedly for the same things over and over again, just like Jesus prayed more than once for the same thing. Good is still good, what is evil is still evil. Lies are still not truth and the truth is not a lie. Time still tells on which to rely. We still measure, still compare, still run the same human race still look at each other’s lane instead of keeping our eyes fixed on our own. There are the blessed and those who have not yet recognized they are indeed blessed. When you count up every living breathing human being in the world there is still only a remnant left, only a remnant who believe in the one He sent.

They will perish, but You remain forever; they will wear out like old clothing. You will change them like a garment and discard them. But You are always the same; You will live forever. Psalm 102:26-27

I will perish but the Spirit that is God in me will remain forever. This body that is my vessel wears out faithfully each year just like old clothing it wears thin and becomes weak but my Spirit still remains the same. But the kind of change God has done in me, He has discarded my dark deeds like dirty clothes and put on me the shining armor of right living. (Romans 13:12) He has clothed me with the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ (v. 14) to remind me that I am never alone. As he said I am with you always Matthew 28:20 and that is still the same as it was then it is still now. Thank God for things that never change.

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