Dear Grace Baptist Church Family,
This month during our Sunday Worship Service I have been reviewing with you one attribute of God. I mentioned it in the email last week and want to draw on it again today.
It is the attribute of goodness. God’s Goodness has been defined as:
“God is the final standard of all good, and all He is and does is worthy of approval.”
The very nature of God is that He is good. Nothing touches our lives that does not pass through the “grid” of the goodness of God. One reassurance of that is when you study the life of Job. Satan had to get God’s permission to make any attacks against Job. And while Satan did bring those things in Job’s life, somehow in a way that we do not understand, God was working out a far greater purpose in Job’s life. And somehow, it was good.
In the same way, whatever is impacting your life right now is good. But we have to admit that we do struggle with that. And I believe that part of our struggle is that we often define good by our own terms….good is what seems good to me or what is in my own best interests. Of course, our knowledge is temporal. And God’s is eternal. That changes everything! God is working all things out for the greater good and for His glory.
We still don’t fully understand it. But we need to embrace it by faith. God is good!
That does not mean that God is the author of sin. That is a subject for another day. But again, the point is that the very nature and character of God is that He is good and while He does not need my approval, I am obligated to accept what He deems as good for my life.
I have had several occasions on this quick trip to Wisconsin and back to reflect on that truth and to embrace it. I thank God that He is accomplishing His purposes in and for my life. I, along with you, am continually learning to trust the goodness of God.
HE IS GOOD!!
Take a few minutes today and review this definition. See how it applies to everything in your life. I think you will be blessed as you do.
Dr. Wynne Kimbrough is the editor of this resource.
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