There was a day when one’s word was their bond. If they said it, they stood by it. This however is not true by many today. In fact, they can write it in a contract, and still not want to stand by their own words in a court of law. We see immoral politicians today who will say one thing today, and tomorrow say another. What if God were this way, would you follow him? Would you still place your trust with God if today he said he that believes and is baptized shall be saved, and tomorrow he would say, I’ve changed my mind. Answer: Of course not, for a liar is not to be trusted with the truth. As one old saying goes, “You’ve got to stand for something or you will fall for anything.”
God Keeps His Promises
The apostle Peter said, “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” Joshua wrote, “Not a word failed of any good thing which the Lord had spoken to the house of Israel. All came to pass.” Josh 21:45 Paul said, “Faithful is he that calls you, who also will do it.” 1 Thess 5:24 And again he said, “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.” Heb 10:23 “Faithful is is that calls you who will also do it.” 1 Thess 5:24
It’s imperative to know that God keeps his promises because our eternal life is at stake. Paul said he knew whom he believed, and was persuaded that God was able to keep what he had committed to Him until that Day. 2 Tim 1:12 Abraham was fully persuaded that, what God had promised, He was able also to perform. Rom 4:21 If righteous men of this stature trusted in God, even so we can place our trust in Him.
God Doesn’t Lie
Both the old testament and new testament confirms that our God is not a liar. Why is it imperative to know this? Because as John wrote, “No lie is of the truth.” 1 Jn 2:21 Moses wrote, “God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?” Num 23:19
Paul said that by two immutable things, God’s oath and God’s promise, that it was impossible for God to lie. Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast. Heb 6:18,19 Our eternal life which was promised before the world began is validated by the very fact that God cannot lie. Tit 1:2
God Doesn’t Change
James wrote, that with God there is no variation or shadow of turning. Jam 1:17 Malachi wrote that God doesn’t change. The Hebrew writer said Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. If God and Christ changes not, then this means that the same God who kept his promises then, will keep His promise now and forever. The same God who didn’t lie then, doesn’t lie now, or ever will.
David said of God, “But You are the same, and Your years will have no end.” Ps 102:27 Our God doesn’t change. The same principles he established in Eden are with us today. The same principles he established with Israel are with us today. It wasn’t God who broke his promise in the Garden, it was Adam and Eve. It wasn’t God who broke his covenant with Israel, it was Israel. God always keeps His end of the deal.
Therefore we know that if we keep God’s commandments, God will keep his promise of eternal life. Jn 14:15 If we obey the gospel of Christ, we know God will reward us eternal life. Tit 1:2 After-all, we have his oath and promise that he will keep his Word. Heb 6:16-19 The only question we need to answer is, will we? 2 Cor 6:2; Heb 3:7,8