God Likes New Things
God Likes New Things
Pastor Duane Smets
There is something exciting and fun about getting something new. This last year I saved up some money and purchased a new surfboard, which has turned out to be one of my most favorite boards I’ve ever ridden!
Whether it’s something you purchase like new clothes or a new house or whether it’s a new friendship or relationship, there is something about something that is new. There is a longing and an excitement to new things.
I think God created and designed for newness because He’s a God who likes new things.
God promises new things.
“Behold, I am doing a new thing, now it springs forth!” – Isaiah 43:19
God tells us to sing new songs.
“Sing to the Lord a new song, for He has done marvelous things!” – Psalm 98:1
God’s love is new to us every day.
“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases. His mercies never come to an end. They are new every morning.” – Lamentations 3:22-23
God give us new life.
“If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” – 2 Corinthians 5:17
God will make all things new.
“Behold, I am making all things new.” – Revelation 21:5
I think one of the many benefits of knowing God is there will always something new in a life with Him.
God is eternal and therefore there is an unending amount of new things to know and experience in Him. I think part of the joy and promise of heaven for those who follow Christ is that there will always be something new for God to show us and delight us with.
The great preacher and pastor Jonathan Edwards said this in his book about heaven titled, “The End For Which God Created The World”,
“Happiness will be increasing to eternity. If God has respect to something in the creature, which He views as of everlasting duration, and as rising higher and higher through that infinite duration, then there never will be any particular time when it can be said already to have come to such a height.
God’s respect to the creature’s good, and His respect toHimself, is not a divided respect; but both are united in one, as the happiness of the creature aimed at is happiness in Himself.”
What he’s saying is that in eternity God will always have new things to be introducing to His people to delight them. There will always be more because God is an infinite and eternal God and it makes Him really happy to see His creatures be happy and increasingly surprised by new joys.
God likes introducing His creatures to new things and because of that God will never become old and boring to us. We will never arrive at a point where we know everything about God and His goodness. There will always be more to experience.
God is the newness we long for who gives us ultimate and enduring satisfaction and joy. Enjoy Him and the life He gives to the fullest!
– Pastor Duane