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Daily Devotion | Ulf Ekman



God’s Faithfulness

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?
Number 23:19
God is faithful. This is part of His very nature. Some people ask theoretically, almost mockingly, if there is anything God is unable to do. There is plenty of things God, the Almighty, cannot do. He cannot, and I repeat, cannot lie, steal, murder or be unfaithful. These things are incompatible with His nature, His character and His holiness. What He says reflects His nature. He speaks from His heart according to His own integrity. And He is forever faithful to His Word. What He says, stands. His Word creates.

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. He said, “Let there be light!” And there was light. He spoke, and the Word was fulfilled; He commanded, and His command stood fast. The spoken Word, which is the outer manifestation of God’s dreams, releases His power to create. He Word, always and without exception, is fulfilled. People change their minds, deceive, say things they do not really mean, lie and make all sorts of excuses. But God does not. God is not a carnal being whose selfish motives cause Him to lie.

Some religions have made lies an acceptable part of their belief system. Not so with God. He is honest and faithful. Every person that spends time with Him takes on His nature. Those who spend time with God lay aside two things: lying and faithlessness. Faithlessness is a willingness to change anything for our own benefit. Faithlessness is only faithful to itself. Faithlessness serves only itself. It can flatter, admire, appreciate, use and manipulate others, but it serves only itself. God is not this way. He is faithful. He always keeps His promises.


God, free me from all faithlessness in my life, and make me faithful to You for the rest of my life. Let my speech and my thoughts please You, and help me to be faithful to everyone with whom I spend time. In Jesus’ name. Amen.