Change is a must for us human beings. There is what I may call retrogressive change – changing to become corrupt/evil, and progressive change – changing to become large/a doer of good deeds. In either way, we are continually upgrading, though not always insistently.
There are diverse opinions I held unto tightly, but I abandoned them with time. There are numerous matters I disregarded in the past, but now I hold them profoundly. That is life.
It is noble to espouse positive change; acquire proper information; know the truth from falsehood.
You don’t have to move with masses; you can eschew the bandwagon. You can always be unique. You do not have to praise what people praise, imitate what they imitate, laugh at what they laugh at, mock what they mock, snide what they snide, cheer what they cheer and jeer what they jeer. You do not have to discredit what people are discrediting.
I change because I am not perfect.
I am not all-knowing. I am not complete per se.
The Immutable God
However, there is an Immutable One! His name is the Ancient of Days. He does not change His nature. His character, knowledge, and existence are without variation.
God has always been everywhere all the time. He has always been holy, divine, omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent, and pure. These things cannot change in God since they are aspects of His nature.
One of the fundamental reasoning steps toward the belief in an immutable God is because before God was immutable and unchanging, He was perfect. So it was a spontaneous, rational inference to think that if God is perfect, He is also immutable. In that a functionally perfect God does not change, for if a perfect God did change, it would be a direct change to his State of Perfection. For why would a perfect God ever need or want to make any changes.
If God wasn’t Immutable, then honestly speaking, I would abandon my faith and become an ardent atheist. But then if God were mutable, he would be a god and not God. This is because we cannot trust a God who keeps changing. But we thank Jehovah because His love and attributes are the execution of His decrees in time, not unpredictable reactions to men. God’s mercy presupposes the immutability of God and divine impassibility, God’s mercy cannot be everlasting if God is mutable.
Numbers 23:19 – God is not man, one given to lies, and not a son of man changing his mind. Does he speak and not do what he says? Does he promise and not come through?
Hebrews 6:1 – God can’t break his word. And because his word cannot change, the promise is likewise unchangeable.
Malachi 3:6 – “I am God – yes, I Am. I haven’t changed. And because I haven’t changed, you, the descendants of Jacob, haven’t been destroyed.
Keep on learning and unlearning. After all, you are not Omniscient. Purpose every day to learn something new about your world view. Make it a point to know Him every day (Philippians 3:10 I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death,).
Psalm 18” 21-22: Now I’m alert to God’s ways; I don’t take God for granted. Every day I review the ways he works; I try not to miss a trick.