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God is good and loves eternally!

Scripture reading for April 22: 2nd Chronicles 1-5

Two great truths about God are voiced in this simple song that was sung when the priests and Solomon moved the Ark of the Covenant into the completed temple of the Lord.  These truths are so simple and obvious that one would think everyone should know them and had experienced them. But Satan is a liar,  always questioning God’s goodness and His enduring love!

God is good!  God is good in all His ways and character.  His goodness and mercy follow us all the days of our lives.  (Psalm 23:6)  He is good in His creation through which He has provided for all creatures food and drink to sustain them.  Everything we eat ultimately comes from His hands.  He is good to both the evil and the good.  He shows mercy by his goodness in sending rain and bringing forth crops and food for all, no matter how they might treat Him!  God is good in His character as well.  He is pure and holy and righteous in every way. (Revelation 15:3-4)   His perfection and holiness causes the hosts of heaven to adore Him, crying: “Holy, Holy, Holy!”  ( Revelation 4:8)  Ultimately all nations will come and worship Him for His goodness, justice and truth!

The second truth declared by those who moved the Ark into the Temple was that God’s love endures forever.  God is love.  (1st John 4:16)  His nature is good because He is love that is eternal.  God is from everlasting to everlasting!  (Psalm 90:2)  He pours out His love on those He has made in His image and likeness!  “God so loved the world” (John 3:16) is one of the most quoted verses of the Bible.  God’s love moved Him to send His only Son, Jesus Christ, to the earth to seek out lost men and save them. (Luke 19:10)  His love heals the sick, cleanses the defiled, and restores broken lives to trophies of love!

Today, try singing this simple song as you go through your day.  Look for all the ways that God is good to you and thank Him as you are reminded of His goodness!  Tell Him that you love Him today and appreciate his eternal love!  As you do, remember that you now bear His presence and glory as a living stone in his temple!  You join Solomon and the hosts of heaven as they worship eternally!

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The Good Heavenly Father!

Scripture reading for July 12th: Luke 11, Proverbs 138, Proverbs 14

Luke 11:9-13 “”And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent; or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him.””

Jesus encouraged His followers to always ask, seek, and knock when faced with needs or difficulties or forces of evil. He pointed them to how earthly fathers would respond to their children when they asked them for food or provision. Even evil earthly fathers wouldn’t give dangerous gifts that might do harm to their children! How much more will our Good, Good Heavenly Father give good gifts to all who ask Him. His best Gift is the Holy Spirit, His own Nature and Character to dwell in His children. We must ask in faith, understanding the goodness of God our Father, not scoffing at His ability to hear and answer.

Psalm 138:2-3 “I bow down toward Your holy temple, and give thanks to Your Name for Your steadfast love and Your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things Your Name and Your Word.”

Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for giving me the Gift of Your Holy Spirit to live in me and lead and comfort me each day, assuring me of Your goodness and reminding me of Your Name and Word. Help me daily to submit to the Holy Spirit my mind and heart, body and soul, to be used to bring good to my neighbors and family. I ask You in the Name of Jesus Christ today, trusting Your great goodness!

Proverbs 14:6 “A scoffer seeks wisdom in vain, but knowledge is easy for a man of understanding.”

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God is good!

Scripture reading for April 23rd: 2nd Chronicles 1-5

Two great truths about God were voiced in the simple song that was sung when the priests and Solomon moved the Ark of the Covenant into the completed temple.  The first is that God is good!  God is good in all his ways and character.  His goodness and mercy follow us all the days of our lives.  (Psalm 23:6)  He is good to His creation in providing all creatures food and drink to sustain them.  He shows mercy in sending rain and bringing forth crops and food for all, no matter how they might treat Him!  God is good in His character as well.  He is pure and holy and righteous in every way. (Revelation 15:3-4)   His perfection and holiness causes the hosts of heaven to adore Him, crying: “Holy, Holy, Holy!”  ( Revelation 4:8)  Ultimately all nations will come and worship Him for his goodness, justice and truth!

The second truth declared by those who moved the Ark into the Temple was that God’s love endures forever. “God is love.”  (1st John 4:16)  His nature is good because He is love that is eternal.  (Psalm 90:2)  He pours out His love on those He has made in His image and likeness!  “God so loved the world” (John 3:16) is one of the most quoted verses of the Bible.  God’s love moved Him to send His only Son, Jesus Christ, to the earth to seek out lost men and save them. (Luke 19:10)  His love heals the sick, cleanses the defiled, and restores broken lives!  His love never fails!

Try singing this simple song today as you go through your day.  Thank Him for all the ways that God is good to you!  Tell Him that you love Him today and appreciate his eternal love!  As you do, remember that as a Christ-follower you now bear His presence and glory as a living stone in his temple!  You join Solomon and the hosts of heaven as they worship eternally!  “He (God) is good; His love endures forever.”  (2nd Chronicles 5:13)

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Remembering God’s enduring love!

Scripture reading for June 23rd: Psalms 104-106

One of the attributes of God is that He is good!  Thankfully, God has been good to me and I have personally experienced that goodness for over 60 years!  In these last three psalms, the psalmist reflects on the goodness of God to His people because of who He is.  Let’s reflect with this psalmist about God, the greatest subject that the human mind could contemplate!

Psalm 104 begins praising God who wraps Himself with light!   This God is clothed in splendor and majesty! (Psalm 104:1-2)  He by His great power has stretched out the heavens like a tent canopy and decorated the sky with jewels of light.  He is the one who used the winds as His messengers and the lightening bolts as His servants. (Psalm 104:4)  He set the earth on its foundations and formed it’s surface, covering it with water.  He created the plants and animals and the birds of the air and fish of the sea. (Psalm 104:24-25)  This majestic God is the source of all food, breath, and life!  He is worthy of continual praise for His goodness! (Psalm 104:33-35)

In Psalm 105 God is worshiped for His faithfulness to His covenant!  (Psalm 105:8-9)  History is filled with the record of God’s miracles and deliverance on behalf of His people.  The people of God have been cared for by God’s power and wisdom.  He saved them from famine through Joseph and delivered them from Egypt through Moses.  God brought the people out of slavery, loaded down with silver and gold.  He fed them and watered them on their journey (Psalm 105:37-41).  This was because of His promises to Abraham and the covenant that God faithfully kept!

Psalm 106:1 declared  God’s goodness was without limit and His love was from everlasting to everlasting! God’s love also included His discipline for He only disciplines those He loves!  Some of the judgments recorded included the death of the unbelieving generation in the wilderness!  God dealt with unbelief, rebellion, idolatry, grumbling and disobedience!  (Psalm 106: 32-39)  God’s people have had a history of unfaithfulness, but He has remained faithful and will forever!

Take a moment today to remember God and His faithfulness to you personally.  Look back over your life and offer thanks and worship for God’s creation, provision, healing, deliverance and discipline that you have experienced!

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God is good! His Love endures forever!

Scripture reading for April 23rd: 2nd Chronicles 1-5

Two great truths about God are voiced in this simple song that was sung when the priests and Solomon moved the Ark of the Covenant into the completed temple of the Lord.  These truths are so simple and obvious that one would think everyone should know them and had experienced them but Satan is a liar!  He is always questioning God’s goodness and His enduring love!

The first truth is that God is good!  God is good in all his ways and character.  His goodness and mercy follow us all the days of our lives.  (Psalm 23:6)  He is good in His creation through which He has provided for all creatures food and drink to sustain them.  Everything we eat ultimately comes from His hands.  He is good to both the evil and the good.  He shows mercy by his goodness in sending rain and bringing forth crops and food for all, no matter how they might treat Him!  God is good in His character as well.  He is pure and holy and righteous in every way. (Revelation 15:3-4)   His perfection and holiness causes the hosts of heaven to adore Him, crying: “Holy, Holy, Holy!”  ( Revelation 4:8)  Ultimately all nations will come and worship Him for his goodness, justice and truth!

The second truth declared by those who moved the Ark into the Temple was that God’s love endures forever.  God is love.  (1st John 4:16).  God is from everlasting to everlasting!  (Psalm 90:2)  He pours out His love on those He has made in His image and likeness!  “God so loved the world” (John 3:16) is one of the most quoted verses of the Bible.  God’s love moved Him to send His only Son, Jesus Christ, to the earth to seek lost men and save them. (Luke 19:10)  His love heals the sick, cleanses the defiled, and restores broken lives, turning them into to trophies His of love!

Today, try singing this simple song as you go through your day.  Look for all the ways that God is good to you and thank Him as you are reminded of His goodness!  Tell Him that you love Him and appreciate his eternal love!  As you do, remember that you now bear His presence and glory as a living stone in his temple!  As you worship, you join Solomon and the hosts of heaven as they worship eternally!

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God is Good, His Love endures forever!

Scripture reading for June 24th: Psalms 104-106

One of the attributes of God is that He is good!  Thankfully, God has been good to me and I have personally experienced that goodness for over 60 years!  In these last three psalms, the psalmist reflects on the goodness of God to His people because of who He is.  Let’s reflect with this psalmist about God, the greatest subject that the human mind could contemplate!

Psalm 104 begins with the praise of God who wraps Himself with light as a garment!  This is the God who is light and in Him is no darkness at all or shadow of turning!  This God is clothed in splendor and majesty! (Psalm 104:1-2)  He by His great power has stretched out the heavens like a tent canopy and decorated the sky with jewels of light.  He is the one who uses the winds as His messengers and the lightening bolts as His servants. (Psalm 104:4)  He set the earth on its foundations and formed it’s surface, covering it with water and setting boundaries for that water.  He created the plants and animals and the birds of the air and fish of the sea. (Psalm 104:24-25)  This majestic God is the source of all food, breath, and life!  He is worthy of continual praise for His goodness! (Psalm 104:33-35)

In Psalm 105 God is worshiped for His faithfulness to His covenant with His people!  (Psalm 105:8-9)  History is filled with the record of God’s miracles and deliverance on behalf of His people.  The people of God have been cared for by God’s power and wisdom throughout their history, from saving them from famine through Joseph to the deliverance from Egypt through Moses and the miracles wrought through his hands.  God brought the people out of slavery, loaded down with silver and gold.  He fed them and watered them on their journey (Psalm 105:37-41).  This was because of His promises to Abraham and the covenant that God was faithful to keep!  He is worthy of praise!

Psalm 106 begins with a declaration of the goodness and love of God! (Psalm 106:1)  This is but an attempt to proclaim what is an infinite subject!  God’s goodness is without limit and His love goes from everlasting to everlasting!  Now that’s a broad subject!  God’s love also includes His loving discipline!  God only disciplines those He loves!  Some of the judgments recorded here include the wilderness experience where a generation that would not believe died!  God dealt with unbelief, rebellion, idolatry, grumbling and disobedience!  (Psalm 106: 32-39)  God’s people have a history of unfaithfulness, but God has remained faithful!  Even when He handed them over to the nations, He heard their cry and because of His great love, he relented! (Psalm 106:44-46)  This good and ever-loving God deserves praise from everlasting to everlasting!

Take a moment today to remember God and His faithfulness to you personally.  Look back over your life and offer thanks and worship for God’s creation, provision, healing, deliverance and discipline that you have experienced!  Remember, we will worship Him for eternity!

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God is Good! His Love endures forever!

Scripture reading for April 23rd: 2nd Chronicles 1-5

Two great truths about God are voiced in this simple song that was sung when the priests and Solomon moved the Ark of the Covenant into the completed temple of the Lord.  These truths are so simple and obvious that one would think everyone should know them and had experienced them but Satan is a liar!  He is always questioning God’s goodness and His enduring love!

The first truth is that God is good!  God is good in all his ways and character.  His goodness and mercy follow us all the days of our lives.  (Psalm 23:6)  He is good in his creation through which He has provided for all creatures food and drink to sustain them.  Everything we eat ultimately comes from His hands.  He is good to both the evil and the good.  He shows mercy by his goodness in sending rain and bringing forth crops and food for all, no matter how they might treat Him!  God is good in His character as well.  He is pure and holy and righteous in every way. (Revelation 15:3-4)   His perfection and holiness causes the hosts of heaven to adore Him, crying: “Holy, Holy, Holy!”  ( Revelation 4:8)  Ultimately all nations will come and worship Him for his goodness, justice and truth!

The second truth declared by those who moved the Ark into the Temple was that God’s love endures forever.  God is love.  (1st John 4:16)  His nature is good because He is love that is eternal.  God is from everlasting to everlasting!  (Psalm 90:2)  He pours out His love on those He has made in His image and likeness!  “God so loved the world” (John 3:16) is one of the most quoted verses of the Bible.  God’s love moved Him to send His only Son, Jesus Christ, to the earth to seek out lost men and save them. (Luke 19:10)  His love heals the sick, cleanses the defiled, and restores broken lives to trophies of love!

Today, try singing this simple song as you go through your day.  Look for all the ways that God is good to you and thank Him as you are reminded of His goodness!  Tell Him that you love Him today and appreciate his eternal love!  As you do, remember that you now bear His presence and glory as a living stone in his temple!  You join Solomon and the hosts of heaven as they worship eternally!

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