AMPLIFY: The Unchanging God

Lesson 51: An Unchanging Gospel

 

Lesson 51, Devotion 1

Praise the Lord! Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! Who can utter the mighty deeds of the Lord, or declare all his praise? Yet he saved them for his name's sake, that he might make known his mighty power. – Psalm 106:1-2; 8

Reflect on this passage or look up Psalm 106 in your Bible or Bible app and read it in its entirety. The Old Testament accounts show us again and again that while humanity is sinful and unreliable, God is righteous and unchanging. In your journal or note-taking app, list out the words used here to describe God.

 

Think about this:

  • As you seek to reflect God’s character to the world, how could you reflect these characteristics?

  • How does showing love to those around you who give you nothing in return reflect God’s character?

  • Who can you reach out to this week who would least expect it?

 

Look for a way to show kindness to someone this week simply for "His name's sake." It won't be easy, but it just might reflect a glimpse of the kind of love that God has lavished on you.

 

Lesson 51, Devotion 2

When you think about God’s sovereignty, it can bring both confusion and peace. Use your phone or internet source to look up a few different definitions of sovereignty or sovereign. Most of them will pertain to a king or queen, but use them to put together a working definition of God’s sovereignty and jot it down here.

It can baffle our minds to try to understand concepts like "absolute power" or being "all-knowing." Sometimes, to find peace, we have to stop trying to understand and accept that God is bigger than we are and He can do things we can’t.

 

Think about this:

  • What are some areas in your life where you would like to find peace?

  • How does resting in the fact that God already knows the answers help you worry less and trust more?

 

Make a list of some areas in life where you don’t have the answers you seek. Now, pray and thank God that He already knows the outcome and that He is in control.

 

Lesson 51, Devotion 3

Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long. – Psalm 25:5

 

When we understand that we were saved through God's sovereignty and that He called us to Himself out of our sinful state, we should be moved to worship. Following God is all about daily submitting to the fact that He is infinitely greater than we are and yet He chooses to enter into a relationship with us. Sometimes we forget that and think that we deserve our salvation and that we've got things under control.

 

Think about this:

  • What does it look like to wait on God?

  • How do we allow God to lead us in His truth and teach us?

 

As you pray, ask God to help you submit to His teaching and His sovereign plan.