Some “believers” can’t believe God’s Word because they have no faith in His identity. All of us make a big mistake when we put God on the same level as we are. Some of us do it inadvertently and some do it out of plain old ignorance. So, how do we get God back on His throne? We kicked Him off, so it’s our responsibility to restore Him to His rightful position.
Numbers 23:19 God is not a man, that He should lie; has He said, and shall He not do it? Or has He spoken, and shall He not make it good.
Make a mental note of the first five words of our text: God is not a man. All men are liars, there is no such thing as a man who never told a lie. It is impossible for God to lie. If tomorrow God said from now on two plus two is five, we would have to change all our books or be branded as liars. So, if God cannot lie then the Bible He gave us is true. Now we must choose to believe it or not! One day a person challenged me. They said you can’t trust the Bible because it was written by men.
2 Peter 1:21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
God dictated His Word, His will to men appointed to his business and they recorded what He said. If there is any error in our Bibles, God will have to honor it.
After Jesus was baptized with the Holy Ghost He was led into the wilderness to pray. He fasted and prayed for forty days and the devil came to tempt Him. The devil tried to get Jesus to turn stones into bread, but listen to what Jesus said to him.
Luke 4:4 Jesus answered the devil saying, it is written that man shall not live by bread alone, but by every Word of God.
Jesus rebuffed the devil by quoting something Moses had spoken hundreds of years before. If the Bible is good enough for Jesus then it’s good enough for all who will believe. The devil could not get to Jesus, He used the Word as if it was a two edged sword. Jesus showed us how to live by faith. Why do some Christians seek for a different way that does not involve God? Because they approach God as they would a man!
Jeremiah 1:12 Then the Lord said to me, you have seen: for I will hasten My Word to perform it.
The word hasten means God is alert and sleepless, He will not rest until He confirms His Word with signs following. God decides how He will answer our prayers and the time, His time, is always due season. If you perceive God like a man you will grow weary in well doing. We must come to accept that God knows us better than we know ourselves, He therefore knows exactly what we need. God is not a man and must never be treated like one, He is God and we are His creation.