Yesterday today and forever. A change from Law to Grace?

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I found it funny when someone said to me that “God doesn’t change. He is the same, yesterday, today and forever.” Therefore God will never abolished his Law. To be more precise the Law of Moses. 

The actual quote is this. Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday today and forever. It comes from the book of Hebrews Chapter 13. Let’s see what it says in context. 

“8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. 9 So do not be attracted by strange, new ideas. Your spiritual strength comes as a gift from God, not from ceremonial rules about eating certain foods—a method which, by the way, hasn’t helped those who have tried it!

10 We have an altar—the cross where Christ was sacrificed—where those who continue to seek salvation by obeying Jewish laws can never be helped.”

No. 1. Since he is the same yesterday, today and forever, do not be attracted to strange and new ideas. 

No. 2 what are these strange ideas? That we become strong by ceremonial rules about eating certain foods. 

No. 3 Another of these strange idea is that we can continue to seek salvation by obeying Jewish laws. 

No. 4 How is Jesus never changing? He gives us strength. 

No. 5. Our sacrifice is Jesus Christ. He saves us once and for all!

This how it is translated in NIV.

“8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

9 Do not be carried away by all kinds of strange teachings. It is good for our hearts to be STRENGTHEN BY GRACE, not by eating ceremonial foods, which is of no benefit to those who do so. 10 We have an altar from which those who minister at the tabernacle have no right to eat.” 

You are strengthened by grace! That is how Jesus is never changing!

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