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THEME: GOD IS GOOD Mark 10:18-22 NKJV ”So Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is,... Revelation of the Word:


Mark 10:18-22 NKJV

So Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God. You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery,’ ‘Do not murder,’ ‘Do not steal,’ ‘Do not bear false witness,’ ‘Do not defraud,’ ‘Honor your father and your mother.’ ” And he answered and said to Him, “Teacher, all these things I have kept from my youth.” Then Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “One thing you lack: Go your way, sell whatever you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, take up the cross, and follow Me.” But he was sad at this word, and went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.“


Jesus in this parable was not denying His own goodness but He was encouraging the young rich man to recognize that his only hope is in the total reliance on God, Who is the source of eternal life. He pointed the man to the deity and sovereignty of God Who owns the heavens and the earth and all that is in them including the wealth that the man had. Therefore, He was encouraging the young man to continue keeping His commands and get rid of the obstacle that was blocking him from completely trusting in Jesus and focus on storing his treasures in heaven where there is moth nor rust and thieves cannot steal (Matthew 6:19-21). Goodness of God is then equated to love, for God is good and He is also love. God has commanded us to love Him with all our hearts, strength, minds and souls and to love our neighbors as ourselves. 


God is good all the time, and all the time God is good and that is His nature. This statement is well articulated and backed up scripturally as we have reviewed this week. As we meditate on God’s goodness, we see His love portrayed through His generous attitude towards all creation. In His nature God longs to bring joy and blessing to all His creation. God loves righteousness and justice and the earth is full of His goodness (Psalm 33:5). God is merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth (Exodus 34:6). We are therefore called to trust in Him, and taste of His goodness (Psalms 34:8) as we believe in Jesus Christ. God therefore releases His good gift to His children for He is the same yesterday, today and forever. God grants us every perfect gift that His will and purposes may take place through us the firstfruits of His creation (James 1:17-18). We are therefore called to give thanks to the Lord always for He is goodness and love endures forever (1 Chronicles 16:34-36). 


Lord You are Great and greatly to be praise, You exulted high above every creature. Great is Your goodness Oh Lord which You have laid up for those who fear You. Great is Your goodness Lord to all those who trust in You. Some trust in horse’s others trust in chariots but we put all our trust in You Lord our God. May You teach us to do Your will and to be selfless and humble as You are for You humbled Yourself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross for our sins. At Your name Jesus every knee should bow in heaven, on earth, and under the earth and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ  You are Lord to the glory of God the Father. May You help us to be compassionate and kind to others and share love, the love that only You can give. May You bless us and keep us dear Lord Jesus. May You shine Your face towards us and be gracious unto us. May You show Your countenance unto us and give us peace. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us now and forevermore. Amen

Further reading: Philippians 3:5-11

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