“For he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.” —II Chronicles 5:13 

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

            If God is good then why does He let bad things happen?  Remember the Garden of Eden?  Do you remember that God gave Adam and Eve a choice?  Do you remember that He only gave them one command of something not to do?  Was the command bad?  No, the command was good.  The command was to keep them from all the evil that we see today, but they disobeyed God who is always good and they obeyed Satan who is always of evil intent.  At the time of their disobedience sin and death entered the human race.  All the evil today stems from that one disobedience.  It was that one “drop” of sin that has now “flooded” our world with evil sinfulness. 

            God is good.  He is always good.  Man chose what Satan offered and man still does the same thing today!  It is easy to see.  Offer the good way of God, the Good News, and see how many people will reject it.  That does not make God bad.  Indeed, it shows the evilness of man desiring the dark rather than the Light; lies rather than the Truth and Satan rather than God.  But, God is always good regardless of man’s opinion.

            God’s love endures forever when man’s love is all too many times conditional.  God’s love will extend for all eternity.  He loves His creation.  He loves man and offers man the ability to be redeemed from satanic deception, entrapment and willfulness.  This gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 6:23). Yes, God “he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever.”  Man is not good in and of himself.  He needs the gift God is offering him—

        Brother and sister it is given to us to bring the gospel to others.  Are we doing so?  People need to hear about the goodness of God and His enduring love.  But… “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”  How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” (Romans 10:13-15).  Will you and I be faithful in bringing the goodness of God and the enduring love of God, seen in the gospel, to others who desperately need to hear and trust Him?  Dear Father may this be so in the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Your Son Jesus.


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