Listen:  98 Question 4

Scripture is very clear about this.  The Lord, Himself, says in Malachi 3:6, “For I am the LORD, I change not.”  The Lord never changes and is always true to His Word.  We learn about the Lord in 2 Timothy 2:13 that, “…He cannot deny himself.”  This means the Lord cannot contradict Himself.  He cannot say one thing and do another.

Of course, some of the promises of the Lord are conditional on our behavior, faithfulness and obedience.  Isaiah 1:19 says, “If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land.”  The Lord Jesus said in Matthew 17:20, “…for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.”  One promise that the Lord made to Israel is often repeated today.  2 Chronicles 7:14 says, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

We read of Abraham in Romans 4:21 which says, “And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.”  Abraham was absolutely convinced that the Lord would keep His word and not change His mind.  He knew that what the Lord promised, He would do.  The more we learn about the Lord, His person, His love, His power, and His truth; we will be just as convinced about the Lord as Abraham was.  (98.4)