“God is not a man that he should lie; neither the son of man that he should repent. Hath he said it, and shall he not do it, or hath he spoken and shall he not make it good?” (Numbers 23:19). Therefore, our required response is obedience and unquestionable loyalty.
But, all men are liars. (Romans3:4). Some are just bold-faced about it.
However, white lies are the most popular. A husband says, “Baby you look pretty in that dress.”
They both know, he’s just saying what she wants to hear. (Pretended loyalty).
She doesn’t want to hear: she’s fat, her pants are too tight and her hair needs a perm.
So he lies, to make her feel good and avoid the conflict.
Similarly, women lie about their age or their true feelings.
Politicians, Lawyers, Business Men, Doctors, Gamblers, News Reporters, Drug dealers, Husbands, Wives, and the list goes on–All Liars.
God, however, Is Not A Man––He Cannot Lie. (Numbers 23:19). He never pretends or tries to impress. He says what he means, and he means exactly what he says. The sovereign Lord over all, answers to no one.
God is not interested in our size and shape or the color of our skin or hair. The Bible says, “Men look on the outward appearance, but God looks at the heart. (1Samuel 16:7).
Why does God look at the heart? Because there is no redeemable value in the best of us. All flesh will one day die and as the preacher says–dust to dust and ashes to ashes. The strongest, the richest, the prettiest regardless of social or economic standing, we will all one day, eventually exit this life.
“It is appointed unto man once to die and after death comes, the judgment.” (Hebrews9:27).
That’s when the God issue really kicks in. Life is our gift from God. What we do with it while here on earth is our gift to him when we stand at the judgment.
The Bible is God’s instruction manual on preparations for that day. Obedience is all that’s required of us. “Whatsoever he says to you do it.” (John 2:5).
Disobedient by nature, we fashion ourselves according to the course of this world. Living a life of rebellion and stubbornness. Hence Jesus said, “You Must be born again.” (John 3:7).
This new birth enables us to learn obedience to the will of God as Jesus did.
In the garden at Gethsemane, Jesus prayed, “… nevertheless not my will but thy will be done.” (Luke 22:42)
As followers of Christ (Christians) we must follow in his steps. One step at a time–following all the way, every day, becoming more and more like him.
Let’s Begin Today:
Pray–Heavenly Father, I come to you, just as I am.
I confess–I’ve sinned and done wrong.
I’m sorry. Please forgive me.
I ask for your mercies because of Jesus. Amen.