Monday, October 4, 2021

What's So Good About God?

“Wow!” said an associate as a group of us left a restaurant after a dinner meeting. “That was a really good meal!”

“Good?” questioned another. “What do you mean good? That’s one of the worst meals I’ve ever paid for. It was horrible!”

“Not so fast,” said a third. “Part of it was really bad, and part was fairly good. At least, that’s my opinion.”

“Good” is in the eye of the beholder. You and I might experience the same event together - as the meal mentioned above - but have entirely different opinions about it. But when the author of Psalm 100 was ending his thoughts about God, he said, “For the Lord is good and His love endures forever.” He was convinced that “God was good.” In fact, this entire Psalm is written as a Psalm that expresses his reasons to give thanks to God.

Years ago, when the Anglo-Saxons were converted to Christ, they searched for a word in their language that they could all agree upon that expressed the character of the divine Being of the Bible.

They described stories of His faithfulness, His grace, His holiness, His mercy, His power, His love, His salvation and asked, “What one word will express all of these words?” After a discussion they all agreed: “The good!” And “good” is the old English word for “God.”

When we look at the “big picture” of all that God has done for us, to us, and in us, it is certainly appropriate for us to describe Him, as they did: “The Good.”

Prayer:  Father, when we consider all Your ways and the wonders of Your works and wisdom we too agree: You are Good! And, You are our God! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture For Today: For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations. Psalm 100:5

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