God is Always Good
- Date: October 9, 2018
- Teacher: Pastor Star R. Scott
- Scripture: “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matthew 6:33)
- From God Is Good
God is good! It's kind of interesting, there are some of the different cultures wherever you are. I found myself at times out among these and I make that statement, "God is good," and the reaction is, "All the time!" Anybody ever ran into the "All-the-time"-ers? I've often wondered when that immediate response comes back-you say, "God's good," and it's, "All the time!"-I wonder if they really believe that? As we sit here now, we say, "God is good!" The fact of the matter is He is good all the time. He's good when things aren't going good. He is good when we don't have a clue what direction we are going in. He's good when the house burns down. He's good when the children defect and get on drugs. He's good when your spouse walks out on you because God is good.
When that becomes a reality in our lives, it brings about such peace to us. Circumstances have no effect on us when we believe God is good. When we understand God is good, it brings us such an absolute peace and contentment with life that all the ambitions die. All of the covetousness, that is such a big part in the lives of Americans especially, loses its power. The insatiable appetite of fallen man submits itself to the sovereignty of God and knows that all the good things that God has for you, He provides. There's not one thing we need that God has not given to us already because He has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness. We're a blessed people, praise God! We're rich and we don't need anything else. "Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and [what?] all of these other things shall be added unto you" (Matthew 6:33). You know that always eluding spouse, for you young adults that want to get married? He's got the one out there for you. You just need to believe that God is good and stop trying to do it in your own efforts. Can I share something else with you? You need to believe that God is good (listen) and don't settle, amen? Don't settle! Wait for something…[points to himself]…this good, praise God! Don't settle! God has something good for you!
When we realize the goodness of God, it puts things into the biblical perspective that brings us to that rest, to that peace that is the catalyst for true worship. Many of us worship God in a great way when things are going good. Then, when they're not, we come in here and, "Let's all raise our hands and worship God," and it's like not so much. God's good all the time!