Podcast #417: “My God Is Still The Same” by Sanctus Real

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I’m Michelle Nezat and I hope to inspire you to discover and meditate on God’s Word through the songs you’re listening to on the radio.

Have you ever put your trust in something or someone you thought would never change, only to have them change? With our God, there is no chance of change. God’s immutability is one of His attributes that brings me comfort and joy every time I meditate on it. This week I use Sanctus Real’s song “My God Is Still The Same” to ponder our unchanging Lord.

Join me as we explore various Scripture references that remind us “our God is still the same.” Get inspired to read a larger section of Scripture in the book of Numbers where God makes his unchanging nature known.

In this episode, I discuss:

  • Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – this week’s Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include:
    • Use your imagination
    • Compare and contrast
    • Read larger chunks of Scripture
    • NEW BITE! Apples, Bananas, Coconuts
    • Ask questions
    • Meditate on Scripture
    • Storying
  • God’s immutability – the attribute of God that means He does not change
  • The Immutability of God – Tabletalk Article
  • How God cannot get better and better because He is unchanging
  • References to God’s unchanging nature
    • Malachi 3:6
    • Hebrews 13:8
    • James 1:17
  • How God’s unchanging nature should be a source of great joy for us
  • An account in the Old Testament where God declares His immutability – Numbers 22-25
  • How God declares His unchanging nature to Balak through Balaam – Numbers 23:19
  • Balak “fighting fire with fire” by calling on the supernatural to fight the supernatural forces of heaven
  • An episode of the Bible Reset where I learned a new BITE – Apples, Bananas, Coconut – The Bible Reset Podcast (from 23:40 if you only want to hear the new BITE…but I highly recommend the entire episode)
  • One of my questions and how I discovered the answer
  • Following the cross-references to understand the significance of this Old Testament account and how it is used to teach in the New Testament
    • Revelation 2:14
    • 2 Peter 2:15
    • Jude 1:11
  • How Balak didn’t need a supernatural curse to defeat the Israelites, he merely needed a temptation that cause the Israelites to invite a curse upon themselves – Revelation 2:14

Watch the official lyric video of this week’s song below!

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Additional Resources

  • Lyrics for Sanctus Real’s Song “My God Is Still The Same” –
  • Behind the Song “My God Is Still The Same” by Sanctus Real – Kevin Davis Article at New Release Today
  • Immutability of God – Article
  • Balaam in the Bible – Article
  • Balak in the Bible – Article
  • 15 Amazing Attributes of God — What They Mean and Why They Matter – Article
  • “None Like Him: 10 Ways God is Different From Us (and Why That’s a Good Thing)” by Jen Wilkin – Amazon Paid Link
  • ESV Study Bible – Amazon Paid Link

Weekly Challenge

Read Numbers 22-25 for yourself, but not by yourself. Invite a friend to read this account with you and start by highlighting the details you’ve never seen before or anything interesting you want to talk about. Then discuss your questions with each other. I know you will be encouraged that other people have questions, too. Next, use some of the tools I’ll give you in the show notes to really crack open the coconut. And don’t forget to follow the cross-references to see how important this story is in THIS generation. Finally, ponder the important attribute of God we have uncovered this week — He is immutable, He is unchanging, our God is still the same.

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