Everywhere God is IS Good
Understand, therefore, that the Lord your God is indeed God. He is the faithful God who keeps his covenant for a thousand generations and lavishes his unfailing love on those who love him and obey his commands.
God clearly defines his nature and expresses his character with these words. He is faithful and lavishes unfailing love on us. WOW! Any other religion got that going for them? It sounds so much better to me than worshiping out of fear or having to generate Karma for myself. Lavishes unfailing love! That means he just freely gives it to us. Who else does that?
God makes everything good because of his character and in every place where people love him and obey his commands are good places to be. I saw a post on Facebook yesterday with a picture of the Ten Commandments with the comment that no matter what you believe these are good rules to follow. Yup. That is true. It certainly isn’t true of any other religion with an impact on culture.
Read the news headlines from all over the world about beheadings, lashings, mass kidnaping... Places where the culture is not influenced by the One True and Living God are not good places to be. Unfortunately for our nation, established upon Biblical principals whether historians want to acknowledge that or not, we’re heading down the same path.
Romans 1:28-32 describes the harmful results of such a path...
Since they thought it foolish to acknowledge God, he abandoned them to their foolish thinking and let them do things that should never be done. Their lives became full of every kind of wickedness, sin, greed, hate, envy, murder, quarreling, deception, malicious behavior, and gossip. They are backstabbers, haters of God, insolent, proud, and boastful. They invent new ways of sinning, and they disobey their parents. They refuse to understand, break their promises, are heartless, and have no mercy. They know God’s justice requires that those who do these things deserve to die, yet they do them anyway. Worse yet, they encourage others to do them, too.
It sure is a lot better for us all to remain a Nation Under God regardless of our country’s diversity.
Thank you so much for placing me in a place where, at the moment, I don’t fear for my life and can worship you freely and where, for generations, we have enjoyed a “common morality” based on YOUR WORD. It’s been nice. And it is horrifying to see so many people want to reject it. Thank you that you still remain faithful and loving to me personally regardless of what’s going on around me. But I do pray for our nation today and for the people in it to remember YOU and not think it foolish to acknowledge you and your goodness. I love you so much and I just really love WHO you are. I love everything about your nature and character and I praise you and thank you in Jesus’ name, amen.