I know that everything God does will remain forever; there is nothing to add to it and there is nothing to take from it, for God has so worked that men should fear Him.
Have you ever been to wikipedia.com? It’s a fascinating, user edited, and ever-changing, online encyclopedia. Think you know something about anything? Add it to the encyclopedia. Think you’ve come across an error in history? Change it. It’s that simple… and people love it. People love it because people love to change things. We like to create, to destroy, to alter… and to change.
If given the opportunity, most of us would change our ears or our eyes, our hair color, last name, or some other facet of our very identity. In fact, I imagine we would be hard pressed to find anything human made, that couldn’t be “improved upon” in one way or another. I guess, in short, that’s why I take so much joy in Ephesians 2:8. “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God.”
I can see why people who are trusting in their “good lifestyle” to get them into heaven worry so much about the status of their salvation. To put it modestly, the “goodness” in my life probably changes more times a day than the front page of wikipedia.com. So then, is my salvation dependent on an hourly analysis of my lifestyle? In the words of the apostle Paul, “May it never be!” Rather, my salvation is dependent on the character of Him who, at such a costly price, offered it to me so freely. I take joy in this because, “I know that everything God does will remain forever.”