“God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?”
As backslidden as Balaam was at the point he declared that God is an unchangeable God, he was absolutely right in his declaration. When Balak thought that changing the venue would cause Balaam to be able to curse Israel, Balak quickly found out that God is not like man who needs a change of scenery to change what He wants. Balaam wisely understood from his experiences with God that He never changes.
If there is anything a Believer needs to grasp in their walk with the LORD it is that He does not change. Hebrews 13:8 declares this when it says, “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.” It is this fact about the LORD that can help you as a Believer to make it through trials and hardships of life. Three distinct truths can be learned about God’s unchangeableness in the verse above.
First, God is not a man. If I just stopped here, this would be enough for you to anchor your hopes in forever. Because God is not a man, He is not limited to human resources. God is an omniscient God. It doesn’t matter how powerless you feel about what you are facing, God never looks at a situation and worries how He is going to take care of it because His resource of power is limitless. Moreover, God is not limited to human reasoning. God is an omniscient God. You may not have the wisdom or knowledge of knowing how to face your situation, but God is the source of all wisdom and knowledge; He knows how to deal with your situation. Furthermore, God is not limited to human placement because He is an omnipresent God. You wonder how God can help you and everyone else at the same time; He does it because He can be everywhere at the same time. You are never alone because God is always there for you. The fact that God is not a man is one of the greatest comforts the Believer can rest upon.
Second, God does not lie. Everything God promises, He will do. My friend, God will follow through on every promise in His Word. Man may have disappointed you, but God will never disappoint because He does not and cannot lie. God’s promises are sure, and His Word is secure. Whatever promise you find in the Word of God can be embraced as fact even when the circumstances of life scream that you cannot make it. You can always feel confident in God’s Word because it never changes.
Third, God always makes good on His Word. Balaam asked the rhetorical question, “…hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?” God will always make good on what He has said He would do. The one thing this verse does not say is when He will make it good. Herein lies the problem with many Believers. Many Believers expect God to come through on their timeline when God never based His promises on man’s timing. Don’t think that God hasn’t heard your prayer or won’t answer it because He hasn’t come through in your timing. God promised He would make good on His Word, and though He didn’t say when He would make good on it, you can count on the fact that He will honor His Word.
What is it that you are facing today that seems that seems too big for you? Let me assure you that God’s resources are not as man’s, and His credibility is as good as His deity. As the song says, “God will take care of you.”