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Pastor’s Newsletter Article

This is the latest of the articles Pastor Richert writes for the monthly church newsletter.

Is God Good?

You’ve heard someone say, “God is good” and someone else respond, “All the time.” Are these statements really true? When we look around and see all the evil in the world, it is natural to question how a good God could allow that. When we experience bad things that are unfair or unjust, we can’t help but wonder why a good God would allow them. Is God good?

Scripture repeatedly states that God is good. Psalm 25:8 says, “Good and upright is the Lord.” What does it mean that God is good? The word “Upright” makes it clear that there is no evil in God. It is God’s nature to be good. When God created everything, His final evaluation was that it was “very good” (Gen. 1:31). Evil entered the world when Adam and Eve sinned. God’s goodness was lovingly demonstrated when He promised a Savior to provide forgiveness to sinful mankind (Gen. 3:15). Our salvation is the greatest evidence of God’s goodness.

And we can be assured of God’s continuing goodness as He works all things (even the bad) in our lives for our good (Rom. 8:28). Our Creator always knows what is good for us. Is it any wonder we are often urged in Scripture to “give thanks to the Lord, for He is good”?

Is God good? All the time! Let’s be thankful to Him.

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