Two Things That Can Never Be Changed

Two Things That Can Never Be Changed

God’s promises and God’s vows are two things that can never be changed.  What a firm foundation for faith this fact provides for us!

The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the plans of His heart to all generations.  (Ps 33:11 NKJV)

So when God wanted to prove for certain that his promise to his people could not be broken, he made a vow. 18 God cannot tell lies! And so his promises and vows are two things that can never be changed.  We have run to God for safety. Now his promises should greatly encourage us to take hold of the hope that is right in front of us.  (Heb 6:17-18 CEV, emphasis added)

The Lord of hosts has sworn, saying, “Surely, as I have thought, so it shall come to pass, and as I have purposed, so it shall stand.  (Isa 14:24 NKJV)

The Bible tells us in various passages and in different language that God cannot and will not lie.  (Tit 1:2; Isa 40:8)  You can count upon and rely upon the promises of God.  His Word is tested and true.  Let’s see what else the Bible says about this.

Every word of God is tested; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.  (Pro 30:5 NASB)

Your word has been tried and tested; your servant loves your word!  (Ps 119:140 CEB)

Your kingdom will never end, and you will rule forever.  Our Lord, you keep your word and do everything you say.  (Ps 145:13 CEV)

We must stand upon the truth of the Word of God and rely upon His promises to us.  God is the One who guarantees that His Word will most certainly come to pass, and all that we need is faith and perseverance.  Don’t give up and don’t watch the clock or the calendar!  Focus upon God’s nature and His faithfulness.  Focus upon His love for you and upon His past blessings upon you.  Meditate upon all of the answered prayer that you have received, and remember that God hasn’t changed. 

God is the only Being who is the very definition of reliable.  Praise the Lord most High!

Live at Peace With Fellow Believers

Live at Peace With Fellow Believers

Who are you to judge another’s servant?  To his own master he stands or falls.  Indeed, he will be made to stand, for God is able to make him stand(8) For if we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord.  Therefore, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s.  (Romans 14:4, 8 NKJV – underscoring added)

We must not judge our brothers and sisters in Christ harshly.  They are God’s servants—not ours.  God’s Spirit in us brings unity and harmony, peace and understanding.  We should not walk in strife, criticism, envy, or division.  Those things do not flow from the heart of God.  They come from the enemy of our souls in order to create division.

See the brothers and sisters in Christ through God’s eyes.  God sees each of His children as He ordained them to be:  VICTORIOUS!  He sees them as having already fulfilled the tasks that He has assigned to them.  He sees each one of us through His love, His mercy, and His plan for us. 

Allow yourself, by the power of the Holy Spirit, to see past the outward appearance to the hidden hurts and challenges with which every human being must deal. All human beings have sinned and fallen short of God’s glory. No one is exempt from pain, trial, or testing.   

Remember, the Bible says that God is able to make His servants STAND.  (Verse at top of post.)  He will enable and empower each one of us to stand, as we trust Him and obey His Word daily.  The Good News says: Whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s. (Rom 14:8)  You are God’s child; rejoice in that!  Ask God to give you grace to walk in peace and harmony with your brothers and sisters in Christ, and then rejoice that He has answered you.