Everything in this world is liable to change!
Health may give place to sickness,
pleasure may give place to pain,
plenty may give place to poverty,
love may give place to enmity,
honor may give place to disgrace,
strength may give place to weakness,
and life may give place to death.
Remember the days of darkness, for they shall be many. But though all our circumstances and friends should change–there is One who never changes! He is unchangeable; who can oppose Him? He does whatever He pleases!— With Him is no variableness. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever–and He is our best Friend, our nearest relation, our gracious Savior!
Yesterday–His name was Jesus; His nature was love; His purpose was to do us good with His whole heart and soul. Today–He is the same; we cannot expect too much from Him, or be too confident in Him, if we are walking humbly with Him. He will be our God–and we shall be His people!
Let us cultivate . . .
intimacy with Him,
dependence upon Him,
concern to please Him,
fear to offend Him,
zeal to glorify Him;
and it must be well with us in health and sickness, in plenty and poverty, in life and death! For He is the same, and will never turn away from doing us good–but remain the Fountain of love and holiness forever! “Bless the LORD, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name!” Psalm 103:1
This God is the God we adore,
Our faithful, unchangeable Friend;
Whose love is as great as His power,
And neither knows measure nor end! –By James Smith,1802-1862