We are incredibly fickle creatures!Baloo Fickle Finger of Justice 2012 9-3

We change our minds and turn our backs on people with nearly no regard for consequences.

We will lie to people we love to keep from being discovered, gain more favor, or make them feel better about a situation.

I realize that this is hardly breaking news, not only have we all experienced someone else treating us this way, but we’ve all been the one who has treated others this way. After years of use and abuse of these attributes, we’ve learned not to fully trust anyone because ANYONE is capable of hurting us, and we are capable of hurting others as well.

We begin to see life through the unfocused lense of doubt and mistrust; this is perfectly understandable, even defensible, behavior given how we humans tend to treat each other.

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Trouble ensues, however when we think of God as a human; we engage in personification, treating something which isn’t human like it is human. We see this when someone dresses up their dog and uses little baby voices and speaking on behalf of the dog. “Ohhh…. I’m so glad to see you mommy!” 

Why is this an issue? Because God is not human, in fact He is a spirit. This changes everything – we cannot attribute our experiences, failures, and behaviors on Him when He isn’t anything like us! Look at what scripture says about Him.

God is not a man, so he does not lie.
    He is not human, so he does not change his mind.
Has he ever spoken and failed to act?
    Has he ever promised and not carried it through? Numbers 23:19 NLT

Just as we have attributes which cause us to change our minds, lie, and betray others – God’s attributes cause Him to love, cause Him to illuminate, and cause Him to tell the truth. He doesn’t just tell the truth, He IS the truth! He doesn’t simply have attributes – HE IS THE ATTRIBUTE!

Regardless how many PEOPLE have lied to you, how many PEOPLE have changed their minds, when God tells you He loves and that He will never leave you – He isn’t human, He doesn’t change His mind, nor does He lie!

You are loved… you are unconditionally loved… and as a follower of Jesus, you are locked into a love relatioship with God, a spirit, who will never change His mind about you!

Any promises God has made concerning you, will always and forever be true!