May 16

The Perfection Of God Cannot Lie

God Cannot Lie

In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began.

Believers need to know the implication and weight of the word ‘cannot’. It is a stronger word than ‘will not’.


This word expresses the utter impossibility for God to lie. The attribute of God’s immutability is applied to His promise of eternal life. Because He cannot lie,



  • His promise to save sinners who come to Him in repentance can be depended upon;
  • His promises to saints can be depended upon because He gives life;
  • His promises to the world and the Church are dependable; and
  • His promises to His children will be fulfilled.


The promises were made before the world began, and they will be fulfilled until the end of the world.


We are called to trust God who cannot lie, who will satisfy our needs and fulfill our heart desires. The Lord will defend, protect and preserve us for His abundant blessings if we trust Him.


Study Scriptures: Titus 1:2; Jeremiah 33:22; Hosea 1:10; Matthew 7:18; Luke 16:26; John 15:4; James 1:13; 2 Timothy 2:13; James 1:17; Deuteronomy 32:4; 2 Samuel 22:31.


May 16


We serve a God we can trust and implicitly depend on. When we know who He is in reality, and faith becomes as natural as breathing to us, then we shall be able to take our place beside Abraham who staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief but was fully persuaded that what He has promised He was also able to perform.


Knowing this unalterable character of God that He cannot lie will impart the courage of Moses to us, and we shall be able to endure seeing Him who is invisible. To know in our hearts that God cannot lie will make us invincible as we stand on His promises.


The Scripture reveals that


(1) God is immutable (Hebrews 6:18);

(2) He is infallible (Joshua 21:45);

(3) He is incorruptible (Romans 1:23; Revelation 4:8);

(4) He is infinite (Isaiah 40:28);

(5) He is incomprehensible (Psalm 139:1-6);

(6) He is invisible (1 Timothy 1:17); and,

(7) He is immortal (1 Timothy 6:15,16).


As believers, our full-time responsibility is to glorify God and adorn His doctrine.