Do you think God ever said, ‘oops, I messed that up?

Do you think God ever said, ‘oops, I messed that up?

Second Samuel 22:31

As for God, his way is perfect: The LORD’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him

No Room for Error

Jesus once told His disciples that they must be perfect, just as God the Father is perfect (Matt 5:48). By Jesus’ statement here, we see that God the Father is perfect, so God never has an “oops” moment…ever! Now, when Jesus said that we have to be perfect just as our Father is, that presents a problem because we are sinful, fallen human beings and about as far from perfect as we could possibly be (Rom 3:10, 23). So, how can we ever be perfect? If we repent and trust in Christ, Jesus’ own righteousness is imputed to us (2 Cor 5:21). We will still never be perfect in this life, but we will be declared righteous by God in Christ because He Himself was and always is perfect and without sin.

Every man a Liar, God Cannot Lie

Every single man or woman ever born is a liar (Rom 3:4). That sounds harsh, but it’s not my thought…it is what the Bible declares. Just as we are all liars, for there’s not one who does good (Rom 3:10-11), God is always good and cannot lie (Heb 6:18) because it is contrary to His nature since God cannot sin. I am glad that God cannot lie because our salvation rests on the promises of God’s Word (John 3:16; Acts 4:12), so we know that what He says is always true.

The Perfection of God’s Word

The Word of the Lord is absolutely without error and perfect in every way (Psalm 19:7). There is no error any place in God’s Word. If someone says there is, ask them for the chapter and verse. Many people don’t believe the Bible, but they cannot usually be specific as to where and why. God and everything He does is always perfect (Psalm 18:30), which means that every Word of God is true and whatever He does is never wrong (Deut 32:4). You cannot separate God from His Word, and dozens of times in His Word it is declared to be true (Psalm 119:160; John 17:17). The conclusion is that God never has an “oops” moment because God cannot err, cannot lie, cannot make mistakes, and is always perfect in every way and at all times.

A Closing Prayer

Thank You, Father, for Your Word, and that I know that it is always true and that whatever you say and do is without mistake or error. Forgive me for my own shortcomings and the grace You give to me, who is imperfect, and for the imputed righteousness You give to me by Christ’s work at Calvary, and I pray this and give thanks to You in Jesus’ Holy Name.


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