it is impossible for God to lie

So God has given both his promise and his oath. These two things are unchangeable
because it is impossible for God to lie. [Hebrews 6:18 NLT]

There are foundational truths about the nature of God. These influence our behavior. Because we believe that God is loving we take seriously his command to love. We are challenged to goodness as we embrace the idea that God is good. Our hearts are drawn to emulate Jesus because his behavior reflects the image of God. Our image of God drives us to be more and more like him.

Yet we can become confused if we do not rightly interpret passages of the scripture. We can read verses that conflict with the image of a loving God and assert that they are true because we think that every verse must be true because "God said it" and he cannot lie. Holding a black and white view of such scriptures is dangerous because it can lead to envisioning God as something he is not.

Lord. We confess that you are good and loving all of the time.

... this devotion is part of a series from the book of Hebrews.

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