The Occasional Devo - God is good!

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Posted Sunday, February 14, 2010 at 12:56 PM

"Taste and see that the LORD is good.
How happy is the man who takes refuge in Him!
Fear the LORD, you His saints,
for those who fear Him lack nothing."
Psalm 34:8-9


This morning the question was asked, "Do you feel God is good? Always?" Whether you truly believe that God is good hits at the foundation of how you view the world. Is God 100% good or is there a part of God that is not good? If God's not 100% good, then how do we define evil? Where does right and wrong come from? Our tough times get interpretted as God hating us or finding pleasure in our misery. If we don't believe that God is good, then the difficult periods of our life become very discouraging very quickly; but if in our heart of hearts we believe God is good, then the difficult times don't get any less difficult but become more palatable because of our trust that God knows what is best for us (Luke 11:11-13).

Let me dispell any doubt quickly: God is good...All the time. How do I know this? The Bible? Jesus? Yes and yes, but he's proven it time and time again in my life. I love what the psalmist say in verses 34:8-9. He states a command, because he knows that God is good. Moreover, I like to read that verse as a dare, "I dare you to try a piece of the goodness of God. You'll understand that God is good and He'll change your outlook on life for the better."

So, I dare you! Live this week like you believe with all your being that God is 100% good 100% of the time.

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