God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it? Behold, I received a command to bless: he has blessed, and I cannot revoke it. —Numbers 23:19-20

            When God says something, you can count on it as being true and not a lie.  What He told Balaam was true— He would not curse Israel— and what He says to us is true as well— He has given us eternal life.  He cannot lie about that.  We can count on it!

“Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ to further the faith of God’s elect and their knowledge of the truth that leads to godliness— in the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time, and which now at his appointed season he has brought to light through the preaching entrusted to me by the command of God our Savior.” —Titus 1:1-3

            God is not like man.  Unfortunately, many lie pretty regularly and have no problem with it.  It is sad how people can say something right to your face as if it is the truth when they know it is a lie.  This happens across the spectrum of the economic, social, ethnic and national strata.  Politicians can lie to our face as well as the common criminal or everyday citizen.  Man can say one thing and then quickly change their mind and even say the opposite thing.  Man cannot be fully depended on and we need to be aware of that! 

            God is our only constant and can be depended on completely.  His Word is sure and does not change.  When He promises us eternal life through Jesus, He will fulfill that promise and does!  We can depend on that fully.  How comforting that is.  How encouraging that is.  That gives us who have called on Jesus to be forgiven and receive eternal life much peace and joy.

            Whose word are you depending on?  God’s or man’s?  It is amazing to me how many people are quick to dismiss God’s Word, written by about 40 people over a period of about 1500 years as they were guided by His Spirit (II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:21).  But then they are quick to put their faith in some book that only has one writer— as if that person is the authority and can be trusted fully.  They will trust what one person says in their book, but not what God says from the beginning, weaving the same theme through thousands of years with many ancient texts to prove it.  But people are quick to dismiss the evidence because they want to believe what they want to believe so they can live like they want to live.  They believe the lie of Satan from the beginning— “you will be like God” as you think you know better than He (Genesis 3:5).  You can trust what you choose, but I will trust  the Word of God.

Thank You, Dear Father, for giving us Your Word so we can know the Truth and be set free by the truth.  Now, may I continue in Your Truth, experience the freedom that You give and encourage others to do the same.  May this be so by the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Your Son Jesus.  Yes, so be it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFopTwDHWPc

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