Posts Tagged ‘ Good ’

VerseD: Philippians 4:8

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

Philippians 4:8, ESV

Honestly, this world is scary and evil, and it can be easy to be overwhelmed and become cynical.

God wants us to focus on the good things – not ignore the bad, but focus on God, His goodness, and the goodness spread by His Church and goodwill.

VerseD: Psalm 34:8

Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!

Psalm 34:8, ESV

We often think asking God for help or seeking Him is weakness, but that is when we fail to remember/realize we are inherently weak.

When we are reminded of the promises of God and His faithfulness, we find His strength and faithfulness in our own lives.

VerseD: Philippians 2:13

for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.

Philippians 2:13, ESV

We naturally want to rebel against God, but His Holy Spirit works in us to transform us into Christ’s likeness to do His will. H takes great pleasure in seeing us obey, not merely because He has moved our will to His but because we want to out of love as we see the good changes happening within.

VerseD: Luke 6:35

But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil.

Luke 6:35, ESV

God has shown His kindness and goodness to all of us (everyone) who has sinned (rebelled and disobeyed) against Him.

We remember that vengeance is the Lord’s against those who wrong us, and, just as we can never earn grace nor our own salvation but must accept His gift, we give of ourselves to help others.

VerseD: 1 Chronicles 16:34

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!

1 Chronicles 16:34, ESV

God is good all the time, and He always loves.

Let us give thanks that He lavishes His love and goodness on us through the cross and His Holy Spirit.

VerseD: Nahum 1:7

The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him.

Nahum 1:7, ESV

Those of this world will always find reasons to hate God. We who have found His salvation can only see His goodness.

VerseD: Luke 6:45

The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.

Luke 6:45, ESV

It is what we treasure that flows out of us.

Do we long for personal satisfaction, or do we long for God to be glorified out of our love for Him and therefore our love for others?

The only good in us is God in us.

VerseD: James 1:17

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

James 1:17, ESV

God does not change, no matter what the world tries to say, and He has given us His grace, love, forgiveness, an life. Let the world see our trust in Him.

VerseD: 2 Timothy 3:16

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness

2 Timothy 3:16, ESV

The Bible points us to Christ, helps us grow in Christ, and helps us lead others in and for Christ.

Trust the Word. Trust God.

VerseD: John 15:4

Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.

John 15:4, ESV

Anything good we do is because of Christ working in and through us.

May we lead others to be found in Him.