If It’s Not Broke, Don’t Fix It

A devotion on Hebrews 13:8

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
–Hebrews 13:8

We live in a society that is obsessed with “new,” “improved,” “latest,” “updated,” and “breakthroughs.”

Consider your phone. Or your computer. Or your television. Or your clothes. Every year, a vast number of people stand in line — even camp out overnight — to be among the first get the newest Thing.

Sure, some things wear out and need to be replaced. But God isn’t one of those things. Nor is His Church. Jesus isn’t broken, so we shouldn’t be trying to fix Him.

We don’t need fancy churches, performance-like worship teams, colored lights, or eye-catching graphics and video presentations, to be the Church God set into motion on the Day of Pentecost.

All we need is the Bible, a heart for God, a submissive will, and a desire to be like Jesus and nobody else.


Dear Jesus, May I live each day being the person You have called me to be. You are unchanging in Your love for me and for others. I want to represent You in a way that pleases You. In Your name I pray, Amen.


How has my relationship with Jesus grown and changed in the past week? In the past month?