Day 168: God is A Good God

Day 168: God is A Good God
July 15, 2015 Joel Grantham

“While He spoke these things to them, behold, a ruler came and worshiped Him, saying, ‘My daughter has just died, but come and lay Your hand on her and she will live.’  So Jesus arose and followed him, and so did His disciples.”  Matthew 9:18-19

Physical healing is very important to Jesus.  1 Corinthians 6:19-20 tells us that Jesus not only purchased our spirit and soul with His own blood while on the cross, but that He purchased our physical body as well.  It declares, “Or do you not know that YOUR BODY is the temple of the Holy Spirit….For you are bought with a price; therefore glorify God in YOUR BODY and in your spirit, which are God’s.”  In this portion of Scripture we can clearly see Jesus’ willingness to use His healing power on this man’s behalf.

God is a good God!  In Exodus 33:18, when Moses asked God to show him His glory, God responded by saying, “I will make all My GOODNESS pass before you.”  The glory of God is not the same thing as the power of God.  The glory of God is WHO God is, while the power of God is WHAT God has.  Why did God say to Moses that He would show him His goodness?  Simple, because that is Who God is!  God is a good God!  There is no badness in God.

God’s goodness can be defined as His willingness to use His power on our behalf.  For example, if I had the ability to save a drowning child, but choose not to, I would not be considered good.  In fact, I would be considered a very evil person.  In the same way, if God has the power to heal us (which He does) and chooses not to do it, then He would not be a good God.

As a matter of fact, in Proverbs 3:27 God commands us in His Word saying, “Do not withhold GOOD from those to whom it is due, when it is in the power of your hand to do so.”  God would not command us to do something that He Himself was not willing to do. In Acts 10:38 healing is called GOOD.  And we know that healing belongs to, or is due, every born-again child of God because Jesus paid for it with His own blood (See 1 Peter 2:24.)  So, God would be going against His own Word if He chose not to use His healing power on behalf of anyone who has been redeemed by the blood of Jesus.  God is not a hypocrite!  He is willing to use His healing power on your behalf!

 

Confession:  God is a good God!  He is willing to use His healing power on my behalf.   

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