Looking for the Most Reliable
When my son had his first middle school band concert, he asked me who besided me had planned to attend. The concert was scheduled for the middle of the day, but he knew I'd be there. I'd come to everything important in his life so far. He relied on my word because I'd always shown up when I said I would.
Except for that one time at the end of a day-long baseball camp.
The original information said the kids would play a demonstration game at 1 p.m. I picked up lunch and headed to the baseball field just before time for the game. My son called me on the way to ask when I was coming to pick him up. They changed the schedule, and I didn't know it. The demonstration game and hotdog lunch started at 11 a.m. not 1 p.m.
I felt awful about missing my son's game, even though it was because I had faulty information. I apologized and made a concerted effort in the years following to make sure I had all the information I needed.
My kids believe I will show up when I say I will because I always have.
This week's memory verse is part of an exchange between Balak and Balaam. Balak hired Balaam to curse Isreal. Balaam says he cannot curse what God has not cursed. God made a promise to Isreal when He brought them out of Egypt, and He intended to keep that promise.
We serve the same God today who kept his promise to the Israelites.
Research shows that God made over 7,000 promises to man in the Bible. We can trust each and every one of those. Because our God is not a man that he should lie nor a son of man that He needs to repent.
Meditate on this attribute of God this week as you memorize this verse.
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