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This week's verse is quite a comfort to me, and a wonderful reminder during times of uncertainly such as this.
God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a son of man, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill? Numbers 23:19Looking forward to seeing YOUR thoughts on this verse - just link up below if you have something to share. My reflections are below.
There are some pretty distraught and frustrated parents and new college students in the state of Michigan right now. You see, the state made each of them a promise, and chances are good that promise is going to be broken.
The program, not surprisingly called "The Michigan Promise," awarded college scholarships of up to $4000 for students who did well on the state's standardized test (MEAP) in middle and high school.
Except that money may not be forthcoming after all.I don't know about the rest of you, but those of us in the great state of Michigan are still in the midst of an economic downturn. And our state government is currently staring at a $2.7 billion budget deficit. So the congress and governor are seriously considering either reducing or eliminating the payouts for this school year.
It's understandable to some--unforgivable to others. But no matter what you may feel about this, one thing is clear. This very well may be a promise broken.
Of course, it's not just the state of Michigan that doesn't keep its promises. We all have to (or choose to) go back on our word in one circumstance or another. Sometimes our circumstances change. On occasion, it's our priorities. And sometimes, we take the promises we make too lightly and just blow them off. And it almost always leads to disappointment and disillusionment.
That's one reason I love God's promises. When life is up in the air and vows are being rescinded left and right, it is wonderful to know that there is One who will always keep His Word.
God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a son of man, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill? Numbers 23:19There is no one you can depend on like our Savior. And that's a promise you can take to the bank!
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