“For he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.” —II Chronicles 7:3

            Do you truly believe God is good? Do you truly believe that, as His follower, He has steadfast love toward you forever? This fallen, sinful world’s evil circumstances Satan loves to scheme and use to discourage those who follow Jesus. Never forget that we do live in a sin infested, dark world and that Satan prowls around in that darkness like a lion seeking who he can destroy (I Peter 5:8).   By the way, that verse is written to believers!

            God gives the opportunity for people to freely love Him or not. He does not force Himself on others. Those who freely love Him will know Him forever starting in this life and continuing after death forever in that perfect place He is preparing for all who love Him (John 14:1-6).

            Many will say, “If God is good then why does He allow such and such to take place?”   Or, “Why did God allow this to happen to me or that person?” First, this is a misunderstanding of why there is evil in our world and why “bad” things happen to us and to others. Let us put the finger on the real problem. I know many will not want to hear this, but it is not God’s fault for evil in this world. Man made the choice to experience evil when they decided to go against God and do the one thing He told them not to do (Genesis chapters 2-3). Man lived in a problem free world and then believed Satan’s lie that God did not have their good in mind, but that He was keeping them from experiencing good. They believed this satanic lie. You want to blame someone for all the bad things that happen to you or others?   Blame Satan and ourselves (and yes, we would have made the same choice as Adam and Eve) for believing His lie that continues to this day.

            Do you say that God is not good?   You are believing that same satanic lie that Adam and Eve did back in the Garden of Eden. The father of lies, the devil (John 8:44), is duping you just as he did our first ancestors. For those who reject Jesus— “You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” My heart’s desire is that this does not describe you and that if you have never called on Jesus to be saved from your sin, saved from Hell and saved to a relationship with Jesus and to be with Him forever then you would do so now. “For he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZD6khv6pGkw&t=13s

Dear Father I am so grateful that You drew me to Jesus for me to understand Who He is and what He did on the cross and through His resurrection.   Now, Father, may You be pleased to speak through me this message of new life to others that they may know Jesus as well. May this be so in the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Jesus. So be it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bo9ZWX1lEKI&t=146s

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