God Is

 Did you know we can limit God in our lives by not knowing the great truths of the Bible? Hosea 4:6 says, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge”. So our lack of knowledge of God’s Word will keep us from receiving the many blessings He has provided for His people. Also satan works to blind people from the truths so they are held captive by him as 2 Corinthians 4:3-4 states.
Today I want to remind you of three powerful truths about God that are necessary for us to understand. The first is, God is a good God. Psalms 145:8-9 says, “The Lord is gracious and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy. The Lord is good to all: and His tender mercies are over all His works”. Remember Jesus is a revelation of the Father John 14:9 and His life and ministry was the will of God in action John 6:38 and Acts 10:38. So whatever we see Jesus do reveals the will of God. So God is a good God.
Secondly, God is a giver. John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not be lost , but have eternal life”. James 1:17 tells us “Every good gift and every perfect gift comes from God. So God is a giver.
Third, God is a rewarder. Hebrews 11:6 says “Without faith it is impossible to please God, for he that comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. So God is a rewarder.
I feel sorry for people who see God some other way than He declares Himself to be. But when you start to see Him as He has revealed Himself in His Word it thrills our hearts, gives us faith, and draws us to Himself. It inspires us to receive from Him and we can because He is a good God, a giving God, and a rewarding God!
-Pastor Chris Morgan