THEME: ATTRIBUTES OF GOD
“So Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God.”
-This exposition about the attributes of God is geared towards helping us know God more, appreciate Him for who He is and continually worship Him. It is not possible to exhaust the attributes of God, but we will attempt to cover a few. Only God is good. Sometimes we attempt to be good basing our thoughts, character and behaviors based on our own standards. As we do this, we sometimes look to our works and the power of our flesh and realize that our righteousness is like filthy rags and we fade as a leaf, like an unclean thing (Isaiah 64:6). We are reminded to keep relying on God and pursue the righteousness of God that is in Christ Jesus. We should also realize that our sufficiency is God who alone is good and has good plans for us (Jeremiah 29:11). Other times we consider ourselves good and tend to judge others and risk being judged and condemn others and fall under condemnation (Luke 6:37). Apostle Paul considered his life as nothing so that he may finish the race, complete his task and preach the gospel even though he was cautioned of his arrest by the Holy Spirit (Acts 20:24). We are called to submit ourselves to God with humility in our hearts, for humility comes before honor. We are also reminded to totally rely on God, His mercy, grace, truth and salvation, that we may realize His calling for each one of us. Only God is good and we are called to revere Him and worship Him alone.
Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker. Only You Abba Father are good, we praise You are worship Your holy name. We give thanks to You Lord for You are good and Your mercies endures forever. We give thanks to You God of gods for Your love endures forever. We give thanks to You Lord of lords, for Your love endures forever. To You who alone does great wonders, Your love endures forever. By Your understanding made the heavens, Your love endures forever. Who spread out the earth upon the waters, Your love endures forever. You made the great lights, Your love endures forever. The sun to govern the day, Your love endures forever. The moon and stars to govern the night, Your love endures forever. We thank You Lord for Your faithfulness and mercy upon our lives. Only You are Holy, only You are Righteous, we rely on Your holiness and righteousness merciful Savior. Only in You dear Jesus do we have redemption through Your precious blood and the forgiveness of sins in accordance with the riches of Your grace. Forgive us dear Jesus for the many times we have judged and condemned others. Forgive us dear Jesus for the many times we have gone against Your holy will and have harbored unforgiveness in our hearts. Wash us with Your precious blood and make us whole, we humbly implore You. You have been a pillar of hope in our lives and families, Your love endures forever. Remember with mercy Lord all those who are sick and suffering in our nation and other nations of the world. Deliver the nation of China from the disaster they are faced with and show them Your salvation. Give us God-fearing leaders come next year merciful Savior and impart in our president the gift of wisdom. Strengthen us when we are weak and sick, that Your righteous right hand may deliver and strengthen us. Be our ever present help in times of need dear Jesus and answer all our hearts desires. Empower us to do all that You have called us to do, through the riches of Your grace. Thank You Lord for the good plans You have for us, plans to prosper us and not to harm us, plans to give us hope and a future. We worship You and glorify Your name Lord. 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 forever more. Amen
Further reading: 2 Corinthians 3:5, Psalms 136
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