Lent 2018 | Day #7: Promise

There are many things to love and appreciate about God. Among them all, there is one attribute that rises to the top for me. It is that God does not change (Malachi 3:6). Just think about that. God is able to stay true to his nature and never forgets who he is, no matter what happens in the world he created.

He is constant in his character and in the way that he treats the world and the people found in this world. He is constant in his justice and does not arbitrarily decide that some don’t have to pay for their sin. God is constant. It is both a terrifying reality and a comforting one.

It is terrifying because it means that we can never get one over on God. God cannot be fooled and he will not be fooled. God cannot be deceived and he will not be deceived. God sees all and knows all and can do what needs to be done when it needs to be done. There is no escaping his watchful eye or hiding from his penetrating gaze. This is a sobering truth.

But, God’s constant nature and character is also a comfort. It means that God will never abuse us or take advantage of us because he is good. God will never falsely accuse us or punish us for someone else’s transgression. God will be just in all of his ways toward us.

Not only can we trust God do what is right there is a second area in which God’s constant and unchanging nature brings me great joy. God will never leave a promise unfulfilled!

Every word God has ever spoken will come to pass. God will make sure that every promise he has ever made will be accomplished. This is good for those of us who have accepted the call of the Gospel. Who have acknowledged our sin and our need for the forgiveness offered through Jesus’s death on the cross? Every promise that pertains to those called a son or daughter of God I can claim, on this side of my surrender and God’s glorious salvation of my soul.

This is one of the great truths of God’s nature: He is a promise keeper, not just a promise maker. Glory be to the one and true God!

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I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, husband, father, student, uncle and pastor in Columbus, Georgia. I am also an occasional blogger and growing twitter user.

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