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  • Allen Domelle

God Makes It Good

Numbers 23:19

God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?

One of the greatest statements that Balaam makes concerning God is that God always makes good on His Word. We live in times when one’s word is often not dependable, and we sadly compare God to man’s lack of character. It does not matter what man does; God’s character is spotless and reliable; whatever He says He will do, it is as good as done. Let me share several thoughts about God making good on His word.

First, never compare God to man. God is righteous, but man is sinful. God is omnipotent and man is weak. Just because you are not used to people following through on their word does not mean that God will not make good on His. You cannot put God into the category of frail man. Man may have let you down, but God will never let you down. When you stop putting God into the same box as man is when you will have the trust that God is a God of His Word and that he will make good on what He has promised.

Second, the righteousness of God demands that He makes good on His Word. The fact that God is sinless should give you the confidence that He will always come through on His Word. If God did not come through on His Word, it would make God a sinner, and if God is a sinner, we all are in trouble. God is righteous, and His righteousness is what makes God come through on anything He said He will do. You can bank on God’s promises because His righteousness alone guarantees He cannot go back on one promise.

Third, God never says when He will make it good, but He will make it good. God promises always to make good on His Word; it is the timeline of when He will make good on it is what we don't know. Our problem is we look at God’s promises through our life timeline when God looks at His promises through an eternity timeline. Hebrews 11 shows us that God always comes through on His promises. These saints in Hebrews 11 never saw God’s promises fulfilled in their lifetime, but God did fulfill His promises to them in His time. You must trust that God will fulfill His promises to you when He knows it is best for eternity’s sake.

Fourth, God will make good on whatever He says no matter the difficulty of making it good. Impossible is the starting line of God’s power. When impossible occurs in your life is when God begins to work. Your situation may seem impossible and dire, but God’s power works best in the impossible and when the situation is critical. Certainly, the pressure of the impossible is great, but you must learn to cast that pressure on God and trust Him when the impossible has become dire to your existence.

My friend, what is it today that you face that seems to need God more than ever before? The fact that God has promised always to be there for you means He will make good on His Word. There is not one promise in God’s Word that will ever fail. You may not be able to depend on this world’s promises, but you can always trust the promises of God that they are sure and worth putting your whole trust into. As a preacher in his mid-fifties, I have certainly seen God put my trust to the test, but He has always come through as He has promised. Trust God and His promises no matter how dire your situation is because He will make good on His promises.


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