What is marriage for? When view through the correct theological lens it is for so much more than we tend to think. When viewed through the lens of self, it is for something much less. We must understand it through the proper lens to begin to answer what it is for.
The account of God's saving work for the Israelites demonstrates he is a God of great salvation. Their salvation foreshadows the great salvation we receive through the true Israel, Jesus Christ.
Because Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever we are free to do his will. He is the God of peace as the victor over the enemy and he calls us into brotherhood. Therefore, we do his will in the community of peace for his good purpose.
Because Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever we, as God's people, are free in all circumstances to offer praise to God. Our praise does not depend on everything being perfect, our praise depends on the perfect One.
Who is the King of Glory? That is the driving question of Psalm 24. Beyond offering the answer the psalm reveals how what can come into the presence of that glorious King.
The fact that Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever emboldens believers to move forward in their lives and into the world with courage. In Christ, the church is free to risk and sacrifice much for the glory of God's kingdom.
There is a theme that can be traced throughout scripture in which sacrifice is followed by songs of praise. Praise rises even in the midst of hardship and lack of understanding. Praise arises, not because of the circumstances, but to the one who is sovereign over the circumstances.
The fact that Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever means that he is our anchor that frees us to love others and flee from self-seeking. As we rest our lives on the unchanging One we are liberated to place others above ourselves, knowing our ultimate satisfaction is in Christ.
The most high sovereign over all comes to undeserving mankind. Not only does the most high Son of Man come to mankind he seeks wayward men and women, and we, as his followers, ought to seek as He does.
We live in an ever-changing world, a world that seems very different from the times of which the Bible speaks; however, we worship an unchanging Savior. It is Jesus' unchanging nature that gives us surety in a changing world. Hence, Jesus has been, is, and will always be Savior.