God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?
Numbers 23:19 (NKJV)
Thoughts on Today’s Verse
God is unchangeable and unchanging – unlike men who change their minds; alter their opinions; break their promises; modify their plans and speak lies, with the twisted tongue of the serpent. God is perfect in all His thoughts and trustworthy in all His ways.. unlike men who distort the facts and twist the truth. God’s counsel is steadfast, His promises are sure, His Word is dependable and His Truth lasts from one generation to another.
With God there is no vacillation and no shadow of turning. “Hath he said, and shall he not do it?” God has set out His purpose for the ages within the pages of Scripture and His plans for those that trust in Christ Jesus as Saviour are steadfast and sure. We have the assurance of God Himself.. that His Word is to be trusted, for God has placed His Word above His holy name.
Despite the disobedience of His chosen nation, the Lord’s mercy is new every morning and He is faithful to the end of time, for God is not man that He should lie and Christ is the only begotten Son of God Who was not born of blood, nor of the will of the flesh.. nor of the will of man – but of God. And Christ is the faithful and true witness.. and His Word stands fast for ever and ever.
God will never go back on His Word, for He is the Lord Who does not change, and there is not shadow of change in His decrees.. for the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.
Praise God that despite the instabilities and uncertainties of this world, and in spite of the faults and failings of all men – the Word of the Lord is sure, His decrees are unalterable and all His promises are “yes” and “amen” in Christ. Heaven and earth may pass away but the Word of the Lord stands fast forever and ever.. for God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should change His mind. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?
We praise You O Lord, for You are our trustworthy God and Saviour. Thank You for the truth of the Scriptures and for the assurance that Your Word will stand fast for ever. Thank You that You will never let us down, despite our own faults and failings. In the name of Jesus we pray that we may become more and more like Him, as we submit to the leading and guidance of the Holy Spirit in our lives. AMEN Picture of Landscape courtesy of Larisa Koshkina