“Good times”, “That’s good”, “It’s all good”… we use the word “good” in many, many ways. We say a movie was good, our kids are good, we fight the good fight, and we even say God is good!
So, what is “good” really? It is the opposite of bad; the absence of evil. So yes, most definitely God is good! But…He is so much more! God is my Creator, Sustainer, Provider, Savior…my absolute everything. Yes, He is good, but oh, He is so much more!
God is Love.
God loves us with a deeper, more intimate love than we are even able to understand. He knew us, chose us, and loved us before we were even created. Jesus left heaven and descended to earth to die, knowing He would be beaten, tortured, spit at, and made fun of–the King of Kings allowed us to make fun of Him while He was saving us because He loves us that much! Thank You Jesus! Yes, God is love!
God is awesome.
All creation–every sunset, every wildflower, every bird of the air, and every creature on earth–is created to worship God. He fills us with awe (or should) and His glory is more than we can imagine.
God is holy.
He is holy, righteous, and perfect. And, He commands us, “…be holy, for I am Holy.” (1 Peter 1:16). He has given us His Word to protect us, guide us, and lead us to a holy life and into His Presence. It is our honor and delight to follow His commands and seek to live a holy life that gives Him glory and honor.
God is righteous.
He knows everything about everything and He is our righteous judge. And to all who follow Him and love Him, He even gives us a prize! He will award His faithful, those who love and look for Jesus’ return, with a beautiful crown of righteousness (2 Timothy 4:8). We certainly don’t deserve it, but He is our Abba Father, and He gives incredible and wonderful gifts to His children. And we aren’t meant to keep this crown, we will one day place it at the feet of Jesus, who is the only one truly worthy to ever wear a crown!
God is all powerful.
He is bigger and more powerful than…well, everything! He is stronger than our fear. He controls the tides, the seasons, There is no authority except from God (Romans 13:1) and His power is complete and unfathomable.
God is infinite.
He has no beginning and no end. He has always been, always is, and always will be. And He has created us as eternal beings too. We have a beginning, but He has created us to live forever with Him in perfection, in holiness, and in His presence. When we choose Jesus, we will spend the rest of forever with Him in joy, peace, and rest. No more tears, no pain, no sorrow–just pure joy in His presence!
Yes, God is good. But He is so much more!