The Lord Is Good

PSALM 145:8-9 NKJ
8 The Lord is gracious and full of compassion, Slow to anger
and great in mercy.
9 The Lord is good to all, And His tender mercies are over all
His works.

The greatest deception is making people think God is bad. God
is not guilty — of anything bad!

The devil wants us to believe God is bad: that He is uncaring,
that He does bad things to us, and that He is holding out on us
— keeping us from enjoying good. But it isn’t true. God loves
you more than you can imagine.

The devil is a liar — he works by deception. The devil tries
to make us believe God is like him, and he is like God, which
is, of course, not true.

Because of satan’s efforts to distort the truth, many people’s
idea of God is actually what the devil is like.

8 Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; Blessed is the man
who trusts in Him!

We must, as Scripture admonishes, taste and see that the Lord
is good. Unless you have a relationship with God, you won’t
know how good He is.

1 JOHN 4:8 NKJ
8 He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.

God is a God of love. He puts the interests of others first. He
is not selfish. He desires the best for everyone.

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One Response to The Lord Is Good

  1. Richard W. says:

    I was lying on my bad last night and it came upon how so many people who don’t believe in God, are deceived by Satan. They are led to believe that God only wants good people. God wants us to be like Him, that is to say holy, but we can only get there by the blood of Christ. We are all sinners, there are no good people as we all fall short of His glory.

    Satan knows he is defeated and he KNOWS he is defeated.

    He was defeated when our Savior died on the cross, as He faithfully fulfilled his mission to be the Lamb of God, a sacrifice for our sins. Mine, yours, everyone’s period.
    He was defeated when the curtain in the temple was torn in two. As we can now approach our creator ourselves, and seek forgiveness, for we now have an advocate in Christ. Before only a priest from the tribe of Levi could make atonement for our sins by making offerings.
    He was defeated when Christ rose from the dead. We now have life eternal, instead of eternal separation from God.

    Satan knows all this, his ultimate goal is to take as many people as he can with him before the final judgement. I believe it was John Milton who wrote, “tis better to rule in hell, than to serve in heaven.”