Numbers 23:19 God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?
Isn’t that the truth. God isn’t human. The first indication is that he doesn’t lie. That tells us quite a bit about ourselves. What about change his mind and the rest of the verse? Yes and yet.
Yes it’s true and yet to come. He never changes his mind because he’s perfect. To change his mind would indicate he isn’t sure. He speaks and the acts. He promises and fulfills. Always, not like us. If it hasn’t happened yet, it’s going to.
Luke 12:35-37 (ESV) 35 “Stay dressed for action and keep your lamps burning, 36 and be like men who are waiting for their master to come home from the wedding feast, so that they may open the door to him at once when he comes and knocks. 37 Blessed are those servants whom the master finds awake when he comes. Truly, I say to you, he will dress himself for service and have them recline at table, and he will come and serve them.
He came for us, most reject him. He’s coming back again, that’s a promise. He won’t change his mind, he hasn’t lied. It’s gonna happen. Like waiting for the bridegroom, we don’t know when, just that it will.
Yes and yet.