“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.