Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered outside the gate. Therefore, let us go forth to him outside the camp, bearing his reproach. For we have no continuing city here, but we seek one to come.
Select a thought to read by choosing a collection, the month, and then the day:
“God is not a man . . .”
Balaam, in Numbers 23:19
This could be part of a long series on the topic, “God is not a big one of us.” There are many, many ways in which God is not like us. This is just one of them.
Nothing God thinks has evolved. What He thinks now is perfect because He is perfect. And what He thinks now is exactly what He has always thought. God hasn’t matured intellectually even a tiny bit. He was perfect in wisdom from eternity, and He is perfect in wisdom now. God is not now even a little wiser than He used to be. Nor is He more discerning than He once was, or more knowledgeable. He has always known all things perfectly, visible and invisible, including all things in the future.
The spirit of evolution infects all of modern society, including how man perceives God. That is why, as men’s thoughts evolve (or devolve) concerning what is right and wrong, and what is good and evil, they imagine God as changing with them. But that spirit only succeeds in winning converts on earth. It does not infect God or confuse Him. He still knows Himself, that He is what He has always been and what He always will be. Everything He has ever done, said, or thought is perfect; it cannot be improved upon.
Fearing, loving, and praising God comes as natural as breathing to those who see Him as He really is: perfectly good, perfectly wise, and perfectly powerful. Every creature in heaven knows that, and that’s why none of them is an evolutionist.