Daily Devotional 1-24-20

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?

Numbers 23:19

From “the top of the rocks,” Balaam saw further than he had ever seen before, and learned lessons to which he had previously been a stranger. Among these was the immutability of God’s counsels. No power of man or of Satan can thwart His purpose. His Word shall stand forever! What comfort is this to the soul who trusts Him. He has promised eternal blessing to all who believe and He cannot go back on His solemn declaration. This is where faith rests: on the assured testimony of Him who cannot lie.

The world may pass and perish—

Thou, God, wilt not remove.

No hatred of all devils

Can part me from Thy love:

No hungering nor thirsting,

No poverty nor care,

No wrath of mighty princes

Can reach my shelter there.

No angel and no devil,

No throne, no power, nor might;

No love, no tribulation,

No danger, fear, nor fight;

No height, no depth, no creature

That has been, nor can be,

Can drive me from Thy bosom,

Can sever me from Thee.

—Paul Gerhardt

 H. A. Ironside, The Continual Burnt Offering: Daily Meditations on the Word of God (Neptune, NJ: Loizeaux Brothers, 1994), 28.