Do you believe that God is good?
Do you really believe that God is really good?
Do you live like you believe that God is good?
What do you mean by that?
Do you mean that you will look at anything in God’s world and simply say, “it is good”?
Even if it is murder or famine or disaster?
What does it mean that God is good?
Does it mean that all that He allows is good?
Or only what He gives directly?
And how does a mere mortal distinguish between the two?
Does it mean that His children will never know sorrow or suffering?
Or that they will only know sorrow and suffering if they need it as punishment?
If God is good…then what is good?
Is not God?
Perhaps in order to know good, one must know God.
God is not found by looking at His world.
But once He is found He is clearly seen in His world.
Even then, one must be careful to always return to the Source.
All good- every good and perfect gift – comes from above.
From God Himself.
So then, what does it mean to live like you believe that God is good?
One who has been justified by faith
and made righteous through the one man, Jesus Christ,
walks and lives in righteousness.
And God does not withhold one good thing from those who walk righteously.
Can you truly believe, then, that God will not keep any good thing from you?
And if God is good, then He will not hide Himself from you?