Monday, October 10, 2011

Love Doesn’t Change

Matthew 4:3 During that time the devil came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become loaves of bread.” (NLT)

Following high school, I worked for a gentleman who loved change. Even when no change was needed, we had to change something. He obviously didn’t believe in the adage; “If it’s not broke don’t fix it.” So we constantly changed procedures and moved items around just to satisfy him. Satan enjoys change. He wanted Jesus to change the stones into bread to satisfy his hunger. He wanted him to jump from the Temple’s highest point and see if angels would catch him. Satan even wanted Jesus to fall down and worship him. Jesus refused to change; not because change is necessarily bad but all these enticements would have been. God’s love for us never changes. We cannot make him love us more. Neither can we do anything to make him love us less. Satan’s offers of change will always lead to our detriment, but any change God encourages will be for our good.
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