Drinking Deeply

Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 10:05 PM

Attributes of God (11)

A walk through A.W. Pink's Attributes of God. Feel free to read along and comment.

Ch. 11: The Goodness of God-

God is Good. How simple. His goodness pervades all creation, all decree, all life, to not only man, but to all the animals as well. Providing abundantly, patient in wrath, slow to anger, abounding in love. God is a good God.

This chapter was simply an excellent reaffirmation of the divine nature of God being so completely different from myself. I'm a sinner, by nature a child of wrath, hostile to God, still unable to completely will good. God is good, defining good by His very actions, His very nature. Wow.

God is not only the Greatest of all beings, but the Best.” Indeed. God is our surpassing treasure, the chief end, the ultimate goal. I love how this chapter dovetails perfectly with my upcoming final crowns post, because I intend on posting on the greatest treasure of all: God.

Sometimes those simple chants are great reminders. God is good, all the time. It doesn't matter my circumstance, it doesn't matter what day of the week, it doesn't matter who I'm talking to. God is still the good God. And He's good, all the time.

When others behave badly to us, it should only stir us up the more heartily to give thanks unto the Lord, because He is good; and when we ourselves are conscious that we are far from being good, we should only the more reverently bless Him that He is good. We must never tolerate an instant’s unbelief as to the goodness of the Lord; whatever else may be questioned, this is absolutely certain, that Jehovah is good; His dispensations may vary, but His nature is always the same. (C. H. Spurgeon).

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