The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the plans of His heart to all generations.
Do you remember 2008? Unless you were married that year or had a child in 2008, that year may not evoke happy memories. Why? Because on September 20 of that year the Dow had its worst point drop ever. The sudden dramatic decline of stock prices resulted in a significant loss of wealth for people across the nation. This, joined with a drop in housing prices, caused people to owe more than their home was worth, and a domino effect began in our economy. In a time when everything man touches seems to change rapidly, the constancy of planet earth offers a benchmark of stability.
Don’t look now, but our planet is going to change one day as well. The apostle Peter writes that the day is coming when “both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up” as part of “the day of the Lord” (2 Peter 3:10-12). So is there anything permanent? Anything that will never change? Only one “thing”: the Creator of heaven and earth. God spoke through Malachi saying, “For I am the Lord, I do not change” (Malachi 3:6). God’s person and attributes are infinite and eternal. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8). Nothing except God is constant in our world. He is our ever-present hope.
Revelation 10 – 13