“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
Every day, another bastion of truth seems to fall.
News anchors. Politicians. Educators. No one is immune from the temptation to bend the rules, to embellish the truth, to fabricate reality. It seems like there is not one person who can be trusted to be who they say they are.
Numbers chapter 23 reminds us that God is not a man. He isn’t ever tempted to toss out false truths. He doesn’t change His opinion with the direction of the wind.
He is steady. Sure. Unwavering.
That verse gives me such hope, such peace, such joy. Man can and will fail you.
The same yesterday, today, and forever. What He has spoken – through His word, in your heart, through His spirit – will never change. Can never change.
If people have let you down, don’t despair. If friends and associates have betrayed you, don’t give up. Place your hope in the One who is worthy, who cannot tell a lie, who will not change His mind.
When your trust is broken and the truth seems hard to find, remember – His word, His truth, His promises are forever. You can count on it!