God is Good

“Why do you call me good?  No one is good but One, that is God.  But if you want to enter into life keep the commandments.” -  Matt. 19:17

 Every good and perfect gift comes from God. It is incorrect to blame God for the bad things in life and for everything that goes wrong. A hurricane devastates an area destroying the property of many; or lightning strikes in devastating power or a flood carries away victims of an unfortunate disaster and God gets the blame for all these things.

These are just some of the things that are often attributed to “an act of God”. So He is viewed as the author of all that is unfortunate and bad. This is not true because God is good and his mercy endures forever.

Jesus who came to this world to show us what God is really like never did things that are bad. He demonstrated kindness, love and forgiveness. He went throughout the land doing good. You never see him placing terrible diseases on people or being destructive.

He said, “I have come to do the will of He who sent me.” It would be contrary to a God who is love to bring about bad things and situations in your life.

It is the devil who is the malicious character and destroyer. It is impossible for him to do anything good. View that bad situation as coming from the devil and blame him not God.

Jesus was addressed as being good, and He was. Remember, that it is the goodness of God that leads people to repentance.  

Dear God and Father thank You for Your goodness towards me and that You desire to favour me and bless me. I realize today that You are full of mercy and love. Thank You for Your goodness that will manifest in my life today.