All month I have been writing about the characteristics of God. He is omnipresent (always with us). He is omniscient (all knowing). He is omnipotent (His authority is unlimited). He is good and compassionate and loving and full of grace. The list of words that we could use to describe Him seems endless.
But did you know that there are three things God can’t do?
I’m not talking about building a rock so big that even he can’t lift it, or anything else so trivial. I am talking about three biggies. Three important things that God simply cannot do.
1. God can’t lie.
Titus 1:2 says, “a faith and knowledge resting on the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time.”
“God, who does not lie.”
That means everything He tells us about himself through is Word is true. And everything He says about the way He feels about us is true. He does not lie.
2. God can’t change.
In Hebrews 13:8 we read, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”
He does not change. What is true about Him has always been true about Him and will always be true about Him. His character doesn’t change. He doesn’t experience mood swings. His feelings for you don’t waver.
3. God can’t let you in to heaven without Jesus.
John 14:5-6 says, “Thomas said to him, ‘Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?’
Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’”
Jesus is the way.
You can’t be good enough to earn salvation. You won’t be saved by adhering to a list of do’s and don’ts and there aren’t multiple paths leading to the same end. You can’t combine this Truth with portions of other messages offered by the world. The only way to heaven is Jesus Christ who died on the cross for my sins and for yours.
There is a lot about God that it is important that you know and understand. But the most important thing you can know is that Jesus loved you so much that He died for you, paving the way for you to be freed from your sin.
Have you accepted this critical Truth? What has been the impact on your life?
Note: This message was originally given by my friend, Pastor Jonathan Weibel.