Hello people, today am moved to write on the Goodness of God. Let us check a very popular scripture i.e. John 3:16
16 For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not die but have eternal life.
We see from the above scripture that it is Jesus, God’s only Son who is the key to eternal life. As you cannot live somewhere and not build a relationship with that householder, in the same way when you come to the point (accepting Christ) of spending eternity with God it is the start of building a relationship with God which is to come to be called His people.
Satan shows this world all the bad stuff and asks His people; where is your God? Yes it’s true that God is Sovereign (in control) in all things, whatever happens; God either wills it or allows it. Like the parable in Matthew 13:24-30 where God planted wheat (Gospel) and the enemy planted a different gospel (weed) and God let it remain until the wheat would harvest the sown fruit of Salvation and the weed would harvest their own fruit; destruction. With the wicked, God is still patient that they may come to repentance so that He may sow in them Jesus, the seed of Salvation.
9 The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.
It is also important to note that the suffering we see in the world today is either a person paying the wages of his deeds or a person who is under trial for doing the right thing (1Peter 2:20); in such a case God will surely reward that person under trail. Through all suffering God is looking for people coming to Him that He may save them (Zechariah 13:9).
For what credit is there if you endure the beatings you deserve for having done wrong? But if you endure suffering even when you have done right, God will bless you for it.
9 And I will test the third that survives and will purify them as silver is purified by fire. I will test them as gold is tested. Then they will pray to me, and I will answer them. I will tell them that they are my people, and they will confess that I am their God.”
We therefore see that see that even in suffering God shows He is Good, Let us look at some wonderful scripture, to take off the wool the world may have pulled over your eyes & so may you see that God is indeed Good!
I alone know the plans I have for you, plans to bring you prosperity and not disaster, plans to bring about the future you hope for.
13 You created every part of me;
you put me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because you are to be feared;
all you do is strange and wonderful.
I know it with all my heart.
15 When my bones were being formed,
carefully put together in my mother’s womb,
when I was growing there in secret,
you knew that I was there —
So the Lord answers, “Can a woman forget her own baby and not love the child she bore? Even if a mother should forget her child, I will never forget you.
28 We know that in all things God works for good with those who love him, those whom he has called according to his purpose.
23 Do you think I enjoy seeing an evil person die?” asks the Sovereign Lord. “No, I would rather see him repent and live.
44 But now I tell you: love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 so that you may become the children of your Father in heaven. For he makes his sun to shine on bad and good people alike, and gives rain to those who do good and to those who do evil.
If you are moved today or any other day about how Good God is then you may want to accept the Salvation He has been offering you, in Jesus. Just as you would not thank the wrong person for what the right person did, in the same way it is important for you know that God is One in the Father Son and Holy Spirit that you may know who to thank when you are saved.
You were chosen according to the purpose of God the Father and were made a holy people by his Spirit, to obey Jesus Christ and be purified by his blood. May grace and peace be yours in full measure.
Biblically it was never said that “there is only one God” but it is written that “God is one” indicating the unity of the tri-union Godhead as One God.
30 since God is one—who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through faith.
19 You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder!
19 What, then, was the purpose of the Law? It was added in order to show what wrongdoing is, and it was meant to last until the coming of Abraham’s descendant, to whom the promise was made. The Law was handed down by angels, with a man acting as a go-between. 20 But a go-between is not needed when only one person is involved; and God is one.
Allow me pick up from Galatians 3, you can see verse 20 ends with God is One, you can see that the Law was handed to the Israelites with Moses (a prophet) and the angels acting as a go-between between God and His people but in the case of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, who is spoken of as the earthly descendant of Abraham (Gal 3:16), in the New Testament it was either Jesus delivering the Gospel directly to His people or His disciples who witnessed directly under the possession of the Holy Spirit (Act 1:8), in Christ there is no go-between between God and His people because the Father Son and Spirit is One God.
16 Now, God made his promises to Abraham and to his descendant. The scripture does not use the plural “descendants”, meaning many people, but the singular “descendant”, meaning one person only, namely, Christ.
8 But when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, you will be filled with power, and you will be witnesses for me in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
Thus 1Peter1:2 (above) is a declaration made unto the people who come to Jesus, a declaration which makes ordinary people His chosen people and God calls these His children. This is something which makes these chosen people KNOW that God cares for them to such an extent, that it is rooted in their hearts to call out to God, like He were their Father. Such a relationship is what God wants to develop with all people.
4 But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. 6 And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” 7 So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.
This is our Good God, One in the Father Son and Spirit, NEVER let anyone tell you different, as His children you are an heir through Christ & not a slave. 2Peter 2:10-14 would apply to anyone who would try to convince you differently.
These false teachers are bold and arrogant, and show no respect for the glorious beings above; instead, they insult them. 11 Even the angels, who are so much stronger and mightier than these false teachers, do not accuse them with insults in the presence of the Lord. 12 But these people act by instinct, like wild animals born to be captured and killed; they attack with insults anything they do not understand. They will be destroyed like wild animals, 13 and they will be paid with suffering for the suffering they have caused. Pleasure for them is to do anything in broad daylight that will satisfy their bodily appetites; they are a shame and a disgrace as they join you in your meals, all the while enjoying their deceitful ways! 14 They want to look at nothing but immoral women; their appetite for sin is never satisfied. They lead weak people into a trap. Their hearts are trained to be greedy. They are under God’s curse!