The goodness of God

I’ve referred to it a few times, but today I want to dedicate an entire post to the goodness of God.  Before I came into contact with the true God, I was overshadowed by the perception that He was a very angry God,  waiting for any opportunity to chastise me.  I had no joy, and I lived under constant condemnation.  The moment I came to understand His character and His heart towards mankind, I was set free.  There are numerous verses that speak of God’s goodness and character:

“And this is the message [the message of promise] which we have heard from Him and now are reporting to you: God is Light, and there is no darkness in Him at all [ no, not in any way].” 1 John 1:5

“If you then, evil as you are, know how to give good and advantageous gifts to your children, how much more will your Father Who is in heaven [perfect as He is] give good and advantageous things to those who keep on asking Him!” Matt 7:11

“He did this that He might clearly demonstrate through the ages to come the immeasurable (limitless, surpassing) riches of His free grace (His unmerited favor) in [His] kindness and goodness of heart toward us in Christ Jesus.” Eph 2:7

We are blessed to know and love a good God. He made it so easy to love Him, how can anyone resist?

“But let him who glories glory in this: that he understands and knows Me [personally and practically, directly discerning and recognizing My character], that I am the Lord, Who practices loving-kindness, judgement, and righteousness in the earth, for in these things I delight, says the Lord.” Jer 9:24

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What you have inside you… (Part 1)

We have such an amazing gift inside us.  I don’t think we can really comprehend how vast and overwhelming it really is! The fullness of God dwells in us the moment we are born again.  His divine nature now lives in us (also see the previous post about our new spiritual nature).

“And you are in Him, made full and having come to fullness of life [in Christ you too are filled with the Godhead – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – and reach full spiritual stature].” Col 2:10

This is incredible!  Firstly, it means that the Word of God is contained within you (Christ is the Word – John 1:1).  That means there will be a built-in resonance with any truth you hear (your spirit-man will agree and say ‘YES!’).  You will KNOW the truth, for it now lives inside you.  That is why you don’t have to submit to a list of external rules anymore, for you can now trust the Truth within you (the person, Jesus Christ).

“You show and make obvious that you are a letter from Christ delivered by us, not written with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.” 2 Cor 3:3

“After those days, says the Lord, I will put My law within them, and on their hearts will I write it; and I will be their God” Jer 31:33