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What God Cannot Do (Titus 1:1-2)

Introductory Thoughts

The Bible describes God as a God of truth. He will not lie (1 Samuel 15:29) and cannot lie (Titus 1:2). This attribute of truth is designated to each person of the Trinity or the Godhead. Truth is declared as an attribute of God the Father in Titus 1:1-2, of God the Son in John 14:6, and of God the Spirit in John 16:13. Even the very words of God are ascribed this attribute in John 17:17 where the Bible says, “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.” Thank God that He is truth and so is His word. A lie to the least extent within the words of God or in God’s very nature would incriminate God’s expressed deity. Lying is contrary to the nature of God. The scripture says that it is “impossible” for God to lie (Hebrews 6:18). Impossible! It would be a different world if men would simply live more like Christ.

Devotional Thoughts

  • (For children): God's word is true from the beginning (Psalm 119:160). Whatever God tells us is always right, and whatever He says "shall come to pass" (Ezekiel 12:25). We can always believe Him and believe in Him. Read and take good care of your Bible.
  • (For everyone): Do you know for sure that you are going to heaven when you die? How do you know for sure? How did you find out what to do in order to go to heaven? How would all of this change if God were not a God of truth?
  • How important is it to you to know that God is a God of truth? What are some of the ways that you rely on the truthfulness of God? What things in your life depend upon Gods truthfulness?

Prayer Thoughts

  • Thank God for His faithfulness in being truthful.
  • Ask God to show you how important truthfulness is in your life.