Can God create a rock so heavy that He cannot lift it?
The question “Can God create a rock so heavy that He cannot lift it?” assumes that God’s power is limited. The answer to the question lies in the character of God. God is either finite or infinite. If God is finite and limited, then God could make a rock He could not lift. If God is unlimited in power, then He could create a rock of any size and weight and still be able to lift it. The question seeks a negative answer. How powerful is your God? Those who reject God will answer the question “Can God create a rock so heavy that He cannot lift it?” with yes! God does have limits, but we should impressed that He created our enormous universe with all of its stars, planets, asteroids and comets.
The question ignores the fact that God does not have any limits to His power.
And looking upon them Jesus said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” (NASB) Matthew 19:26
Ah Lord GOD! Behold, Thou hast made the heavens and the earth by Thy great power and by Thine outstretched arm! Nothing is too difficult for Thee . . . (NASB) Jeremiah 32:17
For nothing will be impossible with God. (NASB) Luke 1:37
God, being an infinite God, has no limitations and mere mortals cannot completely understand nor explain the idea of unlimited power. Human beings often find themselves in a situation where they cannot lift something or accomplish some task. We are finite beings living with limitations. God is infinite and without limitations. No, God cannot make a rock too big to lift. God can make a rock too big for us to lift! No matter how big He makes the rock, He can always move it! The question is meaningless when applied to God because an infinite God can infinitely move any infinitely big rock He makes.
God is in control of our world and the events that happen around us. Sometimes in my own life I find that I worry about things to come and situations I am in.
Thus says the LORD of hosts, ‘If it is too difficult in the sight of the remnant of this people . . . will it also be too difficult in My sight?’ declares the LORD of hosts. (NASB) Zechariah 8:6
But God has no such limitations. He calls us to trust in Him with all our heart.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your body, And refreshment to your bones. (NASB) Proverbs 3:5-8
I thank the Lord that He cares for us . . .
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