By Rev. Jay Pearson


I have a question for you today. You will immediately answer yourself when you hear it. This is a self-test of your external belief systems. As a born-again Christian there is no problem with your internal belief system. The Holy Spirit believes perfectly. Its your heart and mind in question. I would like you to consider your answer to this question while reading and hearing the scriptures I present today. The question is, Do you believe God makes mistakes? I’m sure your answer is an emphatic, NO.

I have picked a verse that I believe answers this question for me.  Do you believe God makes mistakes? You will know doubt think of many verses yourself as you consider your answer. I chose Isaiah 55:11

Isaiah 55:11
So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

God’s Word out of the mouth of men may be questionable. But God’s Word out of the mouth of God is never questionable. It is truth. God chose you and he does not make mistakes. We were not doing the right thing, in order, for God to choose us, but God chose us and made us righteous. Think about your answer to "Does God make mistakes?" as you read and hear in Ephesians 1:1-14.

Ephesians 1:1-14 (click for audio)
1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:
2 Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
8 Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;
9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:
10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:
11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:
12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.
13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

This Word is not our doing. God does not make mistakes. Through his grace and mercy God chose us and made us righteous. God is very capable to provide for your need, and your sure salvation. He inspires you to remember when you were without him in the world and where you are now after your calling and salvation in the first part of Chapter 2 of Ephesians. We trust God because of what he has done. We have faith in God for what he will do. As you read and hear this Word, picture yourself in God’s eyes. He does not make mistakes.

Ephesians 2:1-22 (click for audio)
1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
11 Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;
12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:
13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;
15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;
16 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
17 And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.
18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.
19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:
22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.

Wow! Do you believe God makes mistakes? I’m sure your answer is NO. Yes, we believe that God knew what he was doing when he called us. Yes, we believe that he is capable to bring us through this turmoil in this world to the glorious liberty in his Son Jesus Christ. Yes, we believe that he cares for us as his dear children cleansed by the blood of the lamb. And yes, when we doubt the Holy Spirit encourages us to remember what he has done for us in the past and what he will do for us in our future, to strengthen our trust and faith in him.

Jude 1:24-25
24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,
25 To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.

1 Thessalonians 5:24
Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.



Presented October 17, 2021 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana