Is God too good to be true?
The promises of God seem almost to good to be true. The Gospel is, The Good News! There is an old saying, if something seems to good to be true it probably is. We have been conditioned our whole lives to be sceptical of something that appears too good. Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. We must renew our minds by studying God’s word. In this way we begin to see God for who he really is, and not the way a sceptical world sees him. God hates sin, and commands that sin be punished. The Good News is, Jesus stepped in, and took the punishment that we deserve, upon himself! God is righteous, sin is punished, and we are set free. 1 Peter 3:18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: Christ the just, suffered for us, the unjust. God wants us to be happy and at peace. John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. He wants us to be prosperous and in good health. 3 John 1:2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. He wants us to be confident, and in good mental health. 2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. God wants us rest in the finished work of Jesus. Hebrews 4:10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. God wants us to be content, not striving and struggling for worldly gain. Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. He wants us to know that we already poses all things. 1 Corinthians 3:21 Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are your’s;22 Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are your’s;23 And ye are Christ’s; and Christ is God’s. God wants us to know we are righteous and perfect in his eyes, simply by accepting Jesus as our Lord and Savior. Romans 4:5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. God loves us more than we can possibly imagine. But through his Holy Word, we can begin to imagine it. The better we understand how loved and forgiven we are, the more perfectly we will begin to reflect this truth to the world.