Everlasting Salvation is Provided by the One Immutable God
For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed. (Malachi 3:6)
There is only one God. The god’s of natural men are many. They are called by different names, but they all have this in common; they are mutable. The god’s of men change with the times and cultures of men. They change because they are idols of their imaginations.
The True God says to fallen man, “Thou thoughtest I was altogether such an one as thyself” (Ps. 50:21). But here in this text, we may see the difference between the true God and all false gods. The false gods of men are much like themselves. They are changeable. They change either because of circumstances, imperfections in themselves or their followers. But the LORD God of Heaven says, “I am THE (only) LORD.” This is the difference between Him and other gods; “I Change NOT…”
Therefore, the only true God does not change in any of His attributes. Neither shall any of His purposes or decrees fail.
Behold, the love of God does not change. God says to His elect people, “I have loved thee with an everlasting love” (Jer. 31:3). The reason that the sons of Jacob shall not be consumed is that God has from the beginning set His love upon them. God has from the beginning chosen them to salvation by Jesus Christ (Eph.1:3-6).
The purpose and decrees of God do not change and cannot fail. God says “I am God, and there is none else . . . My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure” (Isa.46:9-10). Therefore none of all who God loved and purposed to save by Jesus Christ shall be lost or forsaken (Heb. 13:5).
Jesus Christ came into the world to do the will of the Father, which was to save His people from their sins (Mat. 1:21, Heb. 10:9-10). It was the love and decree of God that Jesus Christ be the surety and Savior of His elect (Heb. 7:22). So in boldness Jesus said, “of all which the Father hath given me I shall lose nothing but raise it up at the last day” (John 6:39).
Therefore, let the sons of Jacob, all who believe on Jesus Christ alone rejoice, for our God who loved us, and purposed to save us cannot and will not change (Rom. 11:29; 2 Tim. 2:13).
– Fred Evans