As humans, we all have character and behave in certain ways. Our world contains people with godly character and behavior and others who exhibit ungodly character and behavior. The standard of truth of knowing good and bad is God Himself.
The God of the Bible, the only true God, possesses the attribute of omnipotence, namely, He is all-powerful. However, there are some things, based on His character and nature that He cannot do. Notice what these Scriptures taken from The New American Standard Bible convey to us.
• God cannot lie.
In the same way God, desiring even more to show to the heirs of the promise the unchangeableness of His purpose, interposed with an oath, so that by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge would have strong encouragement to take hold of the hope set before us (Hebrews 6:17, 18).
• God cannot be tempted by evil.
Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone (James 1:13).
• God cannot sin.
This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all (1 John 1:5).
• God cannot become tired.
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth Does not become weary or tired. His understanding is inscrutable (Isaiah 40:28).
• God cannot change.
“For I, the LORD, do not change; therefore you, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed (Malachi 3:6).
• God cannot break a promise.
Know therefore that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God, who keeps His covenant and His lovingkindness to a thousandth generation with those who love Him and keep His commandments; (Deuteronomy 7:9).
• God cannot show us greater love than having Jesus die for us.
He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things? (Romans 8:32).
As followers of Jesus Christ, God has changed us. We are born-again. We have the Holy Spirit living in us. We no longer have to behave as we did when we were unbelievers. We are growing in grace as we become more like the Lord. Note these words of the Apostle Paul:
But now having been freed from sin and enslaved to God, you derive your benefit, resulting in sanctification, and the outcome, eternal life (Romans 6:22).
Pastor Cecil Price
September 11, 2022