Yes, God speaks to us. However, God is holy and loving. As a result, God will never say or do anything that is unholy or unloving—and He would never call us to do something unholy or unloving.
- How would you respond if your friend claimed that God told him he did not have to forgive someone who had offended him?
- What would you say if a coworker asserted that God told her it was okay to abort her perfectly healthy unborn baby?
When people say that God told them to do something that is contrary to His nature, we can be confident that they have not heard from God. He always speaks in ways that are consistent with His character. He makes no exceptions. God never speaks out of character!
We hear in Exodus 34 the very words of God about His faithfulness and unchanging character. And with that, we’ll gain the confidence to trust Him in what He says through whatever way He chooses to speak.