Reading: ”Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.”—Hebrews 13:8

What a precious truth to keep constantly in view amidst all the fluctuating and changeable circumstances arising both within and without—and all around!

My soul, meditate on it: fold it up in your heart to have recourse to as it may be required. Contemplate your Redeemer as He is here described. He is Jesus, your Jesus, a Saviour, for He shall save His people from their sins. He is Christ also, God your Father’s Christ and your Christ, the Anointed, the Sent, the Sealed of Jehovah.

He is the same in His glorious Person, the same in His great salvation: “yesterday,” looking back to everlasting; “to-day,” equally so through all the periods of time; “for ever,” looking forward to the eternity to come. And, blessed thought, He is the same in His love, in the efficacy of His redemption; His blood to cleanse, His righteousness to justify, His fullness to supply grace here and glory hereafter. And what sums up the precious thought—amidst all thy variableness, frames of mind, your fears, doubts, and unbelievings—He abides faithful. He is, He will be, He must be, Jesus Christ, “the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.” Hallelujah!


“Our changing years affect not Him with Whom one day is as a thousand years and a thousand years as one day: Who is the same yesterday, and to-day, and forever. In a changing world, let us rejoice in this unchangeableness.”—Horatius Bonar

Taken from The Poor Man’s Evening and Morning Portions by Rev. Robert Hawker, Works, Vol. 8; 1830. Edited by Aaron Dunlop for ©2013.