THE GOODNESS OF GOD

THE GOODNESS OF GOD

Romans 2:4 (NKJV) Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?

This verse is so powerful!  It says that God’s goodness is what leads us to repentance.  It is not banging people over the head, or telling them what a terrible sinner they are, that leads them to God.  It is sharing God’s goodness with them, and letting them know that God loves them and is out for their good.

I know in my life I have seen God’s goodness again and again, and it has brought me to the place of opening my heart and getting rid of junk.  I have not seen God whacking me and telling me that I am a no-good sinner and that I am a waste in the Kingdom of God.  No!  He is always there to love me and help me get back on track.

I remember as a child I had a figure-eight racetrack, and to keep a car on track there was a little pin on the bottom of the car that fit into a groove on the racetrack.  Whenever the car would get off the track, I would have to pick it up and put it back on.  It is the same with us.  God’s goodness is always picking us up when we mess up, and putting us back on the groove and making sure that we can win our race.

God wants us to finish well, and He helps us each day as our Good Shepherd.  Always remember that God, your Heavenly Father, is for you, not against you.  He wants you to win.  He planned for you to be more than a conqueror.  

So today, lean on His goodness.  When He shows you things, repent and move on, knowing that He is in this race with you.  He wants you to win!

Confession: God’s goodness is what leads me to repentance.  My Father is for me and not against me.  He wants me to win in life.  Since He wants that, I know that, through Him, I will!

Today’s Bible Reading

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Jeremiah 28 – 29

1 Timothy 1

Psalms 86

Proverbs 25:17

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | King James Version (KJV)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : Jeremiah 32:26-44, Jeremiah 33, Jeremiah 34

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : 1 Timothy 1

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 119:41-48

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | New Living Translation (NLT)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : Jeremiah 32:26-44, Jeremiah 33, Jeremiah 34

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : 1 Timothy 1

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 119:41-48