The Absolutes of Christian Faith: #2 – The Surety of God’s Word


Numbers 23:   MSG
19  God is not man, one given to lies, and not a son of man changing his mind. Does he speak and not do what he says? Does he promise and not come through?

Psalms 89:   MSG
35  I’ve given my word, my whole and holy word; do you think I would lie to David?

Over my almost fifty-seven years of living I have had many instances of someone not keeping their word.  I too must admit there were times when I was younger that I broke my promise and my word.  

The people that we interact with throughout our lives judge us by how we keep our word. If we break our solemn word they soon will distrust us with anything we may say or do.  I can with great confidence and life experiences that God’s Word is absolute.

Now I have met people who have said, ‘there are so many contradictions in the Scripture’.  My response is this, as you continue to study the Word those things which once seemed contraditory now begin to make a chain link from Genesis to Revelation.  The Psalmist declared that he meditated on the law day and night.(Psalm 1:2)  The Israelites spoke to their children about the law and God Jehovah around the dinner table, and every chance they had.

I admit sometimes the chores of this life keep a person running here and there, taking the children from activity to activity leaving little time for God’s Word.  

My experience has taught me that God’s Word is infallible.  I can count on it through the good and bad times, even when facing death.

Hebrews 6:   MSG
18  God can’t break his word. And because his word cannot change, the promise is likewise unchangeable. We who have run for our very lives to God have every reason to grab the promised hope with both hands and never let go.

Men will lie, husbands betray their wives, children stray from the teachings they were taught.  Goverments break campaign promises, but God will always keep His’ Word.

2 Corinthians 1: MSG
20  Whatever God has promised gets stamped with the Yes of Jesus. In him, this is what we preach and pray, the great Amen, God’s Yes and our Yes together, gloriously evident.

When the enemy of our life comes against us he does not show up in tails and a pitchfork in his hand.  He comes as an angel of light, he knows what God has said, but the difference is our advesary manipulates the Word.  It sounds almost correct, but to the believer who knows God’s Word can recognize the enemy and avoid the snare of the devil.

So, I have explored two absolutes of the Christian faith.  God never changes and His Word is true.  I can rest on these if when facing the raging waters of life or facing the tallest mountain.

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