8.03.2012

The Goodness of God: Do You Acknowledge It

For those who are not yet convinced of God's goodness I challenge you to take inventory on your blessings today, yesterday, and perhaps this week alone and review them. Then, take the time to rehearse the blessings that you have experienced thus far in your life. I bet there are numerous experiences or events where God supernaturally intervened and made a way out of no way. Yes, give Him the praise because He is your Way Maker.

For those who have yet to turn to God in full surrender -- making Him Lord and Savior -- it is written that it's the goodness of God that leads a man to repentance. So what are you waiting for? Give God -- the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob -- a reverent and perfected praise from a heart of thankfulness for His goodness that is leading you to a 180-degree turn—an about-face from the ways of your flesh to God's way.

Study the Scriptures:
Romans 2
Deuteronomy 11

"Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?" Romans 2:4 Or despisest - This word properly means to contemn, or to treat with neglect. It does not mean here that they professedly treated God's goodness with neglect or contempt; but that they perverted and abused it; they did not make a proper use of it; they did not regard it as suited to lead them to repentance; but they derived a practical impression, that because God had not come forth in judgment and cut them off, but had continued to follow them with blessings, that therefore he did not regard them as sinners, or they inferred that they were innocent and safe. This argument the Jews were accustomed to use (compare Luke 13:1-5; John 9:2); and thus sinners still continue to abuse the goodness and mercy of God. - Barnes' Notes on the Bible
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