“Never Gonna Let You Down” – Numbers 23:19

Numbers 23:19

“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?”

In the world that we live in today, there are many lies that people fall victim to. No one likes to be lied to or misled. People are searching for truth that stays the same throughout their life. People need consistency. People need life-giving truth. Not a “truth” that changes over and over because someone feels the need to change it. The world is always trying to change or mislead truths, so people will be able to be controlled. No one likes to be controlled or manipulated into an idea that they find to be discomforting or disheartening. People do not need “truth” that changes all the time. People need simple, straightforward, and saving truth. 

One time when I was younger, I invited a waitress to church from a restaurant that we went to all the time. This waitress told me she was going to come on Sunday morning, so I was excited to see her come. I remember the day very well because I was so eager for her to come to hear about Jesus. I told everyone at church about her and that I was ready for everyone to meet her because I knew the church would welcome her and love her like they had welcomed and loved me. However, I remember that Sunday morning was a very hard morning because she changed her mind and did not come. My heart was crushed because she said she was coming and did not. 

This story is much different from the promises of God, thankfully. God does not change His mind or His truth, thankfully. The Bible gives a truth that comes from the holy God that will never be shaken or destroyed. God is not man, He is much higher than our thoughts and desires. God loves His people and has a deep desire to draw them close to His throne. So much so that He has sent Jesus Christ as truth, so we are able to sit next to Him on the throne. God has made many promises to His people that He will follow through on. Rest easy knowing that God has you. That God is for you. That God will never leave you or forsake you. God will never lie to you. Press on knowing that God has a plan for you because He loves you more than you can fathom.

While using the HEAR method (see below) consider the following questions: 

  • Have you ever been lied to by someone you trusted? How did that affect your relationship moving forward? 
  • Did it affect how you trust others afterward? How so?
  • How has the disappointment from being let down in a relationship affected your trust in God? 

Highlight – what words or phrases jump out at you? 

Explain – what does the passage mean? 
Apply – how does the passage intersect with your life today? 
Respond – how is God leading you to respond?

Macon Jones, Pastor to Students and Young Adults
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