Jeremiah 2:11 Hath a nation changed their gods, which are yet no gods? but my people have changed their glory for that which doth not profit.
James 1:17 (ESV) Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
If you would please allow me to tie these two verses together via the word profit in the first and good and perfect gifts in the second. The second connector within those passages is change.
In Jeremiah 2:11 the people changed, in James 1:17 God does not change, He is intractable. In order to demonstrate these two connections and how they relate to us and to God, allow me to quote one more piece of scripture.
Psalm 17:8 Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings,
The shadow of His wings are intractable. They move not, nor does the shadow move. We however do move and come out from under His protective covering and expose ourselves to danger. To understand that all you have to do is follow up Psalm17:8 with the next verse; “From the wicked that oppress me, from my deadly enemies, who compass me about.”
Jeremiah 2:11 expresses it as changing glory. Under cover we can see things of this world and when we chase after them, we leave the shadow of His wing and expose ourselves to the light of truth.
Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
Jesus, the Light of the world does not move but His light shines on everything. When we come out from under God’s covering wing, we are seen for what we seek which is not God’s glory.
What are you seeking? Are you running to and fro?