God is Not Fickle
“In the same way, when God desired to show even more clearly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he guaranteed it by an oath, so that through two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible that God would prove false, we who have taken refuge might be strongly encouraged to seize the hope that is set before us.” Hebrews 6:17–18 (nrsv)
It overjoys me to read that passage because I am reminded that God’s nature is unchangeable. What good news that is for us as sinners! He em- bodies all truth and cannot lie. For this reason, I can always be sure of His promises. He doesn’t change his mind. If I come to God believing and ask- ing that He will save my sins, He will do it! He promised He would accept the sincere seeker and He does.
Although people may disappoint me—even people whom I love and admire—He will never fail me. Never! What He said He would do, He will do.
In God there is no variation or shadow due to change. There are no discrepancies or inconsistencies in God. People are fickle, changeable and unpredictable, but God is exactly the opposite. He never changes or takes back His offer of grace and salvation. Difficult as it is to imagine this great generosity, we can hold it as true. God does not—cannot—renege on His promises. What a comfort that is. Our salvation does not depend on a fickle God but one whose promises endure forever.
FAITH STEP: Memorize these verses from Hebrews and quote them to yourself when doubt enters your mind.
Written by Judy Baer
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