- Posted by Edith Ohaja
- On January 9, 2018
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Do you realise that no matter how much of God’s goodness you’ve seen in your life, it’s just a glimpse? That means that there’s an endless supply where that is coming from. More than that, the scope or magnitude of what He does for you keeps expanding.No matter how much of God's goodness you've seen in your life, it is just a glimpse. Click To Tweet
There are many Bible passages I could quote to you about the goodness of God but right now I’m led to share a verse in the book of Job that fills me with awe. After detailing what he knew about the power and majesty of God, Job concluded with this insightful remark:
“And these are but the outer fringe of his works; how faint the whisper we hear of him! Who then can understand the thunder of his power?” – Job 26:14 (NIV)
You see, God is infinite in every way. The same way we know very little of His power as Job testified, even so do we know very little of His goodness.
When you enter into a covenant to walk with God and commit to keep your part of that covenant, things may not be immediately rosy but hang in there because where God is taking you will blow you away if you knew it. You simply would not believe it! Abraham stayed for 25 years before receiving the child God promised him but today, Jews, Christians and Muslims claim Abraham as their father. We’re talking billions of people worldwide.Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee - Psalm 31:19. Click To Tweet
And the goodness of God does not stop with you but continues down your generations. In Deuteronomy 5:9, God warns against idolatry, declaring that He will punish the children for the sins of their parents to the third and fourth generation. However, in the next verse, he makes this extravagant promise:
“But I lavish unfailing love for a thousand generations on those who love me and obey my commands.” – Deuteronomy 5:10 (NLT)
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I said earlier that God is infinite in every way. So don’t even waste your time trying to imagine what He means by lavishing unfailing love on you and your generations if you follow Him. It’s beyond your capacity to comprehend. That doesn’t mean you won’t face trials but your end will be glorious and what you didn’t reap in the flesh, your descendants will. On top of all that, heaven will be yours.
Now, let’s look at the flip side of the coin. I cringe to say it but it’s the truth that if you reject the salvation plan of God effected through our Lord Jesus, you set yourself up to see the anger of God and the ever-increasing wickedness of the devil. In other words, when you think the devil has done his worst, he might just be starting. And God who alone can halt him will not interfere because a choice was made. In many cases, the pledges the enemy made to entice the person may not be delivered or they come at a terrible cost. The Lord Jesus rightly said of him:
“He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” – John 8:44
Whatever the case, there’s no peace or satisfaction in the devil’s camp. A look at the lives of some famous people who have rejected God substantiates this.
“But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt. There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.” – Isaiah 57:20-21
And when the devil finishes with the one who served him, he commences to deal with members of his or her family except they repent and run to the Lord for refuge. You see, that is how covenants work. They affect the bloodline, touching even those who weren’t present when they were made. In some cases, the devil wipes out entire families or perpetuates unimaginable afflictions down the lineage. This is usually the case for those who practise occultism, witchcraft and other abominable crafts which their family discontinues (Deuteronomy 18:10 & 11). These activities which God abhors are gaining popularity and are disguised in many media programmes as admirable and harmless.
But even without such a deadly supernatural connection, living without Christ makes one particularly vulnerable to the devil’s wickedness.
“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” – John 10:10
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You can make the choice today. God or the devil? And understand that there is no middle ground. Not choosing the Lord amounts to opting to remain in the devil’s camp and suffer the consequences of one’s sin and iniquity one may know nothing of. No one is pure in himself and no one can by saying “I’m not religious” be exempt from this choice.
“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” – Romans 3:23Choose to enjoy God's infinite goodness by receiving Jesus as your Saviour and Lord. Click To Tweet
Come to God today, confess your sins and ask Jesus to be your Lord and Saviour. That will be your covenant with God resting on the blood Jesus shed for us on the cross. And if you’ve done that already, hold onto God no matter what you see for truly, the best is yet to come. Always, child of God, the best is yet to come.
“O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.” – Psalm 34:8
“For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.” – Psalm 84:11
Amen in Jesus’ name.
The scriptures used in this post are from the King James Version of the Holy Bible except where otherwise stated.
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