When we consider God, a being that is almighty who created everything that existed we don’t usually think that there are things God cannot do. There are many things man can’t do, but there are also things God can’t do. That’s right God can’t do all things. It is not because He is unable to, that He is limited in power in any way. It is because of who He is in nature. There are guidelines that even God cannot step over. For example God cannot be God and not be God at the same time. He cannot create another God from a creature that would be made equal with Him-self. The secondary God would be derived from and dependent on the first so it would be finite. Since he had a beginning it could not be as powerful as its originator. One of the first requirements for being God is to be uncreated, infinite, eternal, and omniscient. So a created god does not qualify for the job description of being God.
SO WHAT CAN’T HE DO?
- God can’t get tired.
Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary.
- God can’t take on a job he can’t handle.
Ah, Lord God! Behold, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for you.
- God can’t be unholy.
And one cried to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!”
- God can’t be prejudiced.
In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality. But in every nation whoever fears him and works righteousness is accepted by him.
- God can’t break a promise.
My covenant I will not break, nor alter the word that has gone out of my lips.
- God can’t remember sins he’s chosen to forget.
I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake; and I will not remember your sins.
- God can’t make a loser.
Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ.
—2 Corinthians 2:14
- God can’t abandon you.
Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, he is the one who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.
- God can’t stop thinking about you.
How precious also are your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand; when I awake, I am still with you.
- God can’t stop loving you.
Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.
Isn’t it good to know there is a being in charge of the whole universe that is perfect in His judgments and choices, and ways. Who keeps His promises and never does wrong. That He is wanting to do good toward those who repent and please Him by exercising faith in Him. That is a comfort for those who are for Him instead of against Him. For those against him this may bring fear, knowing that they will get justice in the end. He is the ONLY one You can fully trust in.
Reprinted by permission of Thomas Nelson Publishers from the book titled 101 Things God Can’t Do, ©1996 by Maise Sparks. Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used with permission. All rights reserved.
As with all our posts, please be guided of the Holy Spirit in all things. God will never lead you wrong and if ever in doubt about anything pertaining to your soul salvation, seek the Lord in prayer and wait on Him for an answer
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