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God is Good

By Charles Hopkins Published 05/26/2007 | Religion

Many believe since God is Sovereign then everything that happens is His will. That is not the case. An accurate statement is that things will happen as He says they will happen. Look at the following verse.

I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:
(Deuteronomy 30:19)

When you choose life you get the blessing and when you choose death you get the cursing. The bad things that happen which include accidents, sickness and even weather calamities are a result of people choosing death.

How do you choose life? You first begin with the big choice which determines your final destiny, heaven or hell. You accept Jesus as your personal Savior and make Him the Lord of your life.

But it doesn't stop there. God has a plan for your life and it is a good one. You need to follow His plan and his direction day by day, hour by hour and moment by moment.

Let us look to the Bible to determine if God's plan for you is good.

If you really want to see the good that God had planned for man you just need to read the first several chapters of the Bible. In chapter one of Genesis, it talks about the creation. When God created light He said it was good. When He created all of the trees and herbs He said it was good. When He created all of the birds, animals and fish He said it was good.

When God created man, male and female, He blessed them and told them to be fruitful, to multiply, to subdue and to have dominion over the fish, the fowl and every living thing that moves on the earth.

When God saw the result of His creation He stated it was very good.

So what happened? Adam disobeyed God and death entered into the earth. But there is good news. God is still good. God kicked in His plan for redemption. God never stops doing good. He continually provides a way for man to enter into His blessings. He gave the law so man would know what to do and what not to do. The choice, though, is still with man.

The more you obey God the easier it becomes to hear from God. Reading the Bible daily and doing what it says to do is the first step. Then, as God directs you personally on a day to day basis, you will be in a better position to hear what he has to say. Then you need to obey what He says to do. As you listen and obey, God will direct you away from accidents and calamities. He will tell you what foods to eat and what to stay away from. He will lead you toward His blessings.

The closer you get to God, the more you will see the goodness of God in your life.