“… it is impossible for God to lie …” (Hebrews 6:18)

Contemplate this simple sentence. Dwell on the reality it holds out.

Consider, then, the absolute surety of God’s Word. If you hold a promise from God you possess the most certain thing on earth. It cannot help but come to pass. Balaam was a false prophet and sell out but he was right when he said, ‘God is not a man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?” (Numbers 23:19). The “God, who never lies, promised” something to you (Titus 1:2). Whatever may come, “he remains faithful–for he cannot deny himself” (2 Timothy 2:13). The “character of his purpose” is “unchangeable” (Hebrews 6:17).

Are you among “the heirs of the promise” (Hebrews 6:17a)? Then “be … imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises” (v.12). Let there be no doubt or wavering. The surety of the promise is not found in earthly circumstances or appearances. It is a matter of faith in one who is unseen, yet utterly reliable. His timing is not ours. It will require “patience.” But time does not diminish certainty, it only heightens desire.

The promise must come to pass for “it is impossible for God to lie.”