(The constitutions is paper, bayonet is steel.)
Verse: Number 23v19
Through out history, we’ve seen our governments change the constitution to suit their needs. Adding amendments over amendments just to ensure they can stay in power for as long as they want and broaden their power to be the almighty in the land.
The leader of the opposition oftentimes win the presidency by making promises to his/her supporters. Once elected they make some cosmetics change to the constitution in order to prove that his/her promises were kept.
So much so, that we become accustomed to the fact that the constitution is just another paper for the next person in power to rip and replace. However, when it comes to the bayonets from the army, no one could escape that reality. We grew up respecting the stick more than the paper that’s supposed to lead us out of our old ways.
It’s the complete opposite and a relief to know that the God I serve put his words above himself, that there is nothing his mouth speaks for his hands to not accomplish; that his word is Eternal and will last generation after generation.
Alleluia my soul shall rejoice to know that his word is Him and it’s able to “teach, rebuke, correcting and train in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
This proverb is a reminder that while men may fail you, He will never. While their words might not be their bonds, “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 it? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good? (Num 23v19)” His promises are rock solid.
Dear God grace us to always lean to your words, your promises and to recognize you alone is unshakable and unchangeable. Holy Spirit guide us to people who have their words as their bonds and aspire to be more like you.