An absolute truth is an anchor, something that never changes despite the circumstances. God has made our world with millions of constants on which we depend, principles that science later established as laws. The Psalms talk about the Sun always passes in its orbit, and the stars, that man has depended on for thousands of years for travel, have never changed (Psa. 19:4). It would be horrible to imagine living in a world where every day the rules changed. One day there was gravity and the next there was not. One day a boat would float and the next it wouldn’t. One minute a plane could fly, the next it couldn’t. We would live in terror and confusion. We overlook a blessing of God that everyone shares. God does not change. His world He made does not change. God makes a statement concerning His immutability: “I, the Lord, do not change” (Mal. 3:6). The next verse He says, “From the days of your fathers you have turned aside from My statutes and have not kept them” (Mal. 3:7). God says that we are the ones that change. I am thankful that “God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent; Has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?” (Num. 23:19).
We can take comfort in the constant nature of God. We can trust that He will always be just. “Therefore the LORD longs to be gracious to you, and therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you. For the LORD is a God of justice; how blessed are all those who long for Him” (Isa. 30:18). “For the LORD loves justice and does not forsake His godly ones; They are preserved forever, but the descendants of the wicked will be cut off” (Psa. 37:28).
We can trust in His faithfulness. “If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself” (2 Tim. 2:13). “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful” (Heb. 10:23).
We can trust in His Holiness. “For thus says the high and exalted One Who lives forever, whose name is Holy, ‘I dwell on a high and holy place, and also with the contrite and lowly of spirit In order to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite’” (Isa. 57:15). “You shall be holy, for I Am holy” (1 Pet. 1:16).
It is possible for this list to continue. The heart can take comfort in our God that doesn’t change. He works with His creation with impartiality (1 Pet. 1:17)—an overlooked blessing in the lives of His saints and in sinners. All of creation receives this blessing from God. He is an anchor, an absolute in the world of men that wish to change, corrupt, and redefine all that God has set in motion.