God Won’t Change His Laws To Appease Sin — Sunday Thought For The Day
Psalms 119:89 reads: “Forever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven.” Simplistically put, that means, God’s word is “immutable.” The definition of “immutable” means: “unchanging over time; unable to be changed.” Ergo, when God said: “For the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23 KJV), the consequences of disobedience to Gods’ word haven’t changed nor will the consequences change nor can the consequences be changed.
Many people today want to lead their lives willfully disobedient to God and ignore the fact that there are consequences for disobedience. It comes as no surprise that the longer we get away with doing what we know to be wrong according to man’s law, the more impervious to consequences we feel. We do not always reap the consequences of our actions immediately. In fact many times we seemingly get away with wrongdoing much of the time.
We get away with a lot of things and sometimes man’s law(s) never catch up with us. But that is man’s law. I saw an advertisement for a lawyer that read: “Just because you committed a crime doesn’t mean you’re guilty.” There may be loopholes and legal maneuverings that can be orchestrated in the courts of man, but let there be no doubt there will be no such maneuverings when we stand before God. And let there be no doubt that just because we seem to be getting away with disobedience to God, it doesn’t mean that our day of judgement doesn’t await us.
The end of the verse Romans 6:23 reads: “…but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ, our Lord.” That means the only way to escape eternal punishment for our sins is by accepting Jesus Christ as our Savior. Christ died for our sins and His payment upon the cross is the only payment God will accept for our sins.
We can live our lives believing we weren’t as bad as some. We can live our lives being moral. We can live our lives and never face the consequences of braking man’s law(s). But that amounts for naught when we sand before God. God’s word is settled forever in heaven. It is immutable. We cannot change the laws of God and we commit a grievous error to believe that God will change His law(s) for us.
READ: Romans 3:22-26
22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:
23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here