God is not a man, that he might lie,Numbers 23:19 CSB
or a son of man, that he might change his mind.
Does he speak and not act,
or promise and not fulfill?
The passage illustrates the importance of being a beacon of light in dim, dark places, as guided by Luke 11:33-36. One must not let comfort lead to dulled awareness, but instead consciously illuminate one’s environment. It urges self-reflection on how one’s personal light can lead others towards embracing Jesus.