Thursday, June 16, 2011

I Know Him to Be Good


"Sing to God, sing in praise of his name,
extol him who rides on the clouds;
rejoice before him—his name is the LORD.
A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows,
is God in his holy dwelling.
God sets the lonely in families,
he leads out the prisoners with singing;
but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land."
(Psalm 68:4-6)

It is not some wishful thinking that brings me to declare God as good. That is the truth of who He is and how He has shown Himself to me. In every way God has been good to me. What He promises, He delivers. What is disconcerting, He turns to comfort. To those who seek Him, He is good beyond any comparison. In rebelling and not considering Him, in not turning to Him, we are only denying ourselves. He is the wellspring of blessing and life, and with Him is fulfillment - a magnification of all that you now cherish as good apart from Him (mere shadows of potential) - but without Him you are in a dry land, coasting off of fumes when the well is one decision away.

Seek God, who is the very definition of good. He is ready, willing, and capable to provide for your every need, and in unity with Him through Jesus, His Son, we are wholly fulfilled. He provides us with everything we could ever need, worldly provision and spiritual completion. All we have to do is accept Him, and once you do, you will know exactly what I mean when I call Him 'good'.

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