God Is Good

Dear Friends,

                Why do we… Brush our teeth? …Pay our bills? …Exercise? Eat right?

                Because it’s the right thing to do…  But, also, because it’s good for us!

                What about why we follow the Lord? It’s the right thing, yes. But also…

 

  • “To fear the Lord our God, so that we might always prosper.” – Deuteronomy 6:24
  • “For your own good” – Deuteronomy 10:13
  • “Keep His commands… So that it may go well with you.” – Deuteronomy 4:40
  • “Honor your father and mother… That it may go well with you…”- Deuteronomy 5:16
  • “Be careful to obey so that it may go well with you.” – Deuteronomy 6:3
  • “Do what is right and good in the Lord’s sight, so that it may go well with you.” – Deuteronomy 6:18
  • “Obey all these regulations I am giving you, so that it may always go well with you.” – Deuteronomy 12:28

 

                        God wants what is best for us. So let’s not look at Him as “the bad guy,” the killjoy, or the wet blanket. He wants what is best for us as individuals, His very own creation. Yes, we live in a broken world, where bad things happen. But, let’s keep reading the User Manual, God’s Word, the Bible… And let’s be very careful to follow Him, to know Him, to have His Spirit controlling, teaching, and empowering us to live right…  For our own good! “Jesus said, ‘I am come that they might have life, and have it more abundantly.” – – – John 10:10                 

  Bro. John