#5057 – God’s Goodness

Good morning people who continue to go deeper in who God is.

2 Peter 1:3 NIV His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.

I was going to move on from this verse, but I feel there is something else that Father wants us to see. So, please take a further look with me.

For many of us, we are continually trying to do better. In other words, we have a deep desire to be good. This is not a bad thing, in fact, I would say that wanting to be and do good is wonderful.

But the problem is, our starting point is often in the wrong place.

Peter tells us in this verse that our godly life is found in our knowledge of God’s goodness. Let’s meditate on this today.

Our goodness never finds its origin in our goodness, but only in God’s goodness!

And here’s the empowering part that I feel we often miss: The more we focus on God’s goodness – not on ours – the more we become like what we are beholding! In other words, the best way to do good is to focus on God’s goodness.

Doesn’t this sound better than the way that we often do it!

I am going to state again what I have stated countless times in my life: Everything eternally worthwhile comes back to knowing God better!

May His goodness consume and overwhelm you today as you meditate on who God is.