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Do You Believe He Is Good?

Jim Collins says, in his book Good To Great, that good is the enemy of great.  That may be so in business, but how about in faith?

One of the earliest things we teach our children is this: God is great, God is GOOD.  That’s great (pun intended) but do we believe it?

God invites us to taste and see that He is, indeed, good.  He strives, for some reason that just doesn’t make sense to us, to prove to us that He is good.  Not great, but good.

A man came up to Jesus and called Him, “Good Teacher.”  Jesus replied that there is only One who is GOOD.  He is referring to the Father.  Jesus doesn’t claim to be GOOD.  He wants for us to know that the Father is GOOD.

Do you believe that God is good?  If not, why?  For all of His emphasis on us knowing that He is good, for some reason many of us  simply don’t believe that God is good.

We believe many things about Him.

We believe that He doesn’t care.

We believe that He doesn’t take care of us.

We believe that He is distant.

We believe that He leaves us to our own design.

We believe many things about God.

Do we believe He is good?

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  1. September 7, 2012 at 5:05 am

    Short answer? Not always. Thanks for the reminder.

    • September 7, 2012 at 9:18 am

      Shawn, I do, but I sure don’t act like it sometimes.

  2. September 7, 2012 at 6:11 am

    Thanks for the reminder, Larry. I now have this song in my head…

  3. September 7, 2012 at 9:07 am

    I believe He is good. Sometimes circumstance keeps me from being able to see His actions as good. He works from a different perspective than I do.

    • September 7, 2012 at 9:23 am

      Ken, sometimes I have to tell myself He is in the midst of some things that He is good.

  4. Arny Sanchez
    September 7, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    i get a little frustrated with him sometimes…
    i think he is a little too Good…cause he likes to forgive and all…even people i really , really don’t like…

    • September 8, 2012 at 5:33 am

      Arny, I think HIs goodness doesn’t sit well with our sense of fairness when we view it like that. But we sure don’t want Him to be fair with us.

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