In a day and age when people from all kinds of walks, promise much and deliver little, words like these refresh the soul. They are words that can be counted on, because they are words that come from the One whose words are synonymous with the other perfections and character of God.
In ancient Persia, once a king decreed something and signed it, it could not be altered or changed (Dan. 6:8). And even though King Darius wanted to alter his decree and deliver Daniel from the lion’s den, his decree was carried out. Thankfully, God delivered Daniel to the delight of the King, and to the horror of the Prophet’s accusers (Daniel 6:7-24). Too bad that the word of a lot of people doesn’t mean much in our world today. We would probably have far more respect for them if they would do what they say.
Paul wanted his life to mirror that of his Savior in everything, including any promise he made people: “But as God is faithful, our word to you was not Yes and No. For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us — by me, Silvanus, and Timothy — was not Yes and No, but in Him was Yes” (2 Cor. 1:18-19). Even the bad prophet Balaam ultimately said, “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? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?” (Num. 23:19). Straight words from a crooked prophet!
I will leave you with a word form Joshua: “Not a word failed of any good thing which the Lord had spoken to the house of Israel. All came to pass” (Josh. 21:45).