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“God is not a man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he ever spoken and failed to act? Has he ever promised and not carried it through?” – Numbers 23:19
Sadly, many of us are repeatedly let down by our colleagues, friends, and family who promised to do something for us, but for whatever reason haven’t been able to fulfill it. If we’re honest with ourselves, we’ve done it to others too. God, on the other hand, has remained faithful at throughout history and always keeps his Word. Numbers 23:19 teaches us that God’s nature is not like ours and that if He promises to do something, it will happen.
Hebrews 6 declares it is impossible for God to lie and there is a real peace that is found in this aspect of God’s character. God is true to His Word. So often, we put our hopes in the things and people of this world which let us down and pass away, but the Word of the Lord endures forever (1 Peter 1:25). Our Bible is not just another book on the shelf of history, but it is living, powerful and filled with promises made and promises kept to the letter. 2 Timothy 2:13 reassures us that “even if we are unfaithful, He will continue to be faithful, for he cannot deny who he is.”
God promised Sarah, a child, and a year later she had Isaac. God promised Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob a land, and years later they entered in. God promised a Messiah and Christ came to bring us safely home to God (1 Peter 3:18). God is true to His Word and always keeps his covenants. Whatever we read in Scriptures will surely come to pass.