God Can't

‘Raquel, God can do everything!  What are you talking about?’

Oh but can He?

Here is a small compilation of things God can’t do.  Comment if you have more examples...

God Can’t...lie.
'...in the hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised long ages ago.' (Titus 1:2)

God Can’t...remember sins that His Son, Jesus, paid for.
'If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.' 
(1 John 1:9)

God Can’t...create something ugly.
'God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good...'
(Genesis 1:31)

God Can’t...tempt you with 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 Can't...deny Himself.
'If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.' 
(2 Timothy 2:13)

God Can't...stop being God.
'Before the mountains were born or You gave birth to the earth and the world.  Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.' 
(Psalm 90:2)

God Can't...sin.
'As for God, His way is blameless; the Word of the LORD is tried...' 
(Psalm 18:30)



  1. Good post! I think another good verse for the fact that God can't remember paid for sin is -
    "I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake; and I will not remember your sins."
    —Isaiah 43:25

    Here is another good one that would be a good response to the people with the "Can God create a rock so big He can't lift it?" question.

    *God can't take on a job he can't handle.
    "Ah, Lord God! Behold, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for you."
    —Jeremiah 32:17

    Great idea for a post by the way!

  2. PS. I just found out there is a whole book written on things God can't handle called "101 Things God Can't Do" by Maise Sparks.

  3. Thank God that He can't. Especially the one "God Can't. . .remember sins that Jesus paid for." Wow.

  4. Beautiful. Have I told you how much I've been appreciating your blog lately? I have been. And it gives me good things to share with my friends. Thank you for using this blog to give God glory Raquel, I am truly thankful for it.