Genesis 5 … Consider His Immutability

Originally posted: 01/05/2019

Immutability: “the state of being immutable; not mutable; unchangeable; changeless.”

Genesis 5 reminds us that God does not change; His character, His covenant promises, His will and purposes do not change. Genesis 5 also reminds us that Adam was created in God’s likeness and blessed by Him. But because of Adam and Eve’s rebellion, Adam “became the father of a son in his own likeness, according to his image, [Emphasis added] and named him Seth,” (5:3).

Sin…it changes everything… except God!

Consider His Immutability

  • Immutable: He is our Creator and the One Who blesses.
    • This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day when God created man, He made him in the likeness of God. He created them male and female, and He blessed them and named them Man in the day when they were created, (5:1-2).
  • Immutable: He loves us.
    • “Then Enoch walked with God…” (5:22). What made Enoch walk with God? I have to believe it was because Enoch loved God. And why did Enoch love God? “We love, because He first loved us,” (1 John 4:19). The Scriptures are clear; Enoch loved God because God loved him first. And then “…God took him,” (5:24). What a love relationship!
  • Immutable: His plan, to bring rest from our work and toil brought on by the curse, had not altered. What He says He will do, He will do!
    • “For I am God, and there is no other;
      I am God, and there is no one like Me,
      10 Declaring the end from the beginning,
      And from ancient times things which have not been done,
      Saying, ‘My purpose will be established,
      And I will accomplish all My good pleasure’;” (Isaiah 46:9-10).

As we consider His Immutability, how should we respond?

  • Let us praise Him! He can be trusted because He is always faithful…He is Immutable!
  • Let us acknowledge Him as Creator, the Only One Who blesses; and give Him the glory.
  • Let us thank Him for His unwavering love, and seek to know and love Him more through His Immutable Word.
  • Let us follow Enoch’s example and intentionally determine to walk with Him every day.
  • Let us, by faith, receive His rest; rest from our own efforts to work our way into His presence. “God took Enoch.” Faith will usher us into His presence. Let’s let Him take us there!

Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, 21 to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen, (Ephesians 3:20-21).

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