Things God Cannot Do

“I know that thou canst do every thing” (Job 42:2) and Luke 1:37, “for with God nothing shall be impossible”. It seems absurd on my part to suggest, but there are things that God cannot do. The first thing that I would list is that God cannot lie. Num. 23:19 says, “God is not a man that He should lie” and the apostle Paul confirmed this in Titus saying, “the acknowledging of the truth, which is after godliness; in hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began”. I don’t know about you but I’m glad God keeps His promises. The second item on my list is that God can’t make mistakes. “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your father which is in heaven is perfect”. (Matt. 5:48) An all- knowing God, who is perfect, is incapable of making mistakes, no matter how much to the contrary our human perception and understanding may see things. The next thing that God cannot do is change. Malachi 3:6 says, “for I am the Lord, I change not”. We live in a world of change, nothing ever stays the same, so it’s hard to comprehend that the God we worship and pray to is the same God that created Adam and Eve, spoke with Moses, and turned His face from the crucified Christ. His stability also extends to His Holy Word, for if He said it, it is part of His never changing view and we in turn can follow it’s principles with assurance that they are just as trustworthy as when first spoken. The last item on my short list is that God can’t remember something He chooses to forget. “I, even I, am He that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins”. (Is. 43:25) It should be a great comfort to all who have appealed to the mercies of God for forgiveness to know that God has chosen to forget and not remember our sins. “As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us”. (Psa. 103:12) A righteous God with rock-like stability and sure words of truth, offering forgiveness to all. It’s an offer too good to refuse.

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