All the fickleness, sinfulness, and unworthiness
Winslow, "The Divine Attributes Entwining
Around the Tempted and Trembling Believer")
"I am the Lord, and I do not change. That is
why you descendants of Jacob are not already
completely destroyed." Malachi 3:6
The believer may change, but his covenant God
never alters. The believer's feelings may vary, but
his Father's love never veers. God loved him from
all eternity, and that love extends to all eternity.
As God never loved His child for anything He saw,
or would see, in that child--so His love never
changes for all the fickleness, sinfulness, and
unworthiness, He daily and hourly discovers.
O where would the soul fly but for this truth?
When it takes into account the sins, the follies,
the departures, the flaws of but one week; yes,
when it reviews the history of but one day, and
sees enough sin in a thought to sink it to eternal
and just perdition! But for an unchangeable God,
to what consolation would it resort?
"I have loved you, My people, with an everlasting
love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to
Myself." Jeremiah 31:3