“Or do you think lightly of the riches of His kindness and tolerance and patience, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?” – Romans 2:4
This verse has been singing in my spirit all week. “The goodness of God leads us to repentance.” Not the wrath of God, not the judgment of God; but the goodness of God. Have you ever focused on the goodness of the Father? Do it this week, family! It will have you on your knees and crying like a baby! God’s goodness will overtake you and overwhelm you. The goodness of the Lord will have you flowing in and out of praise and worship. Yes, yes, yes, my brothers and sisters, the goodness of God is His essence, and it will captivate you, and draw you to the Father. Taste and see the goodness of the Lord! (Psalm 34:8).
The “goodness” of God is His chrestos (pr. khrase-tos), which means “employed, better, easy, gracious, kind” (Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance). Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines employed as “to devote to or direct toward a particular activity or person.” God is a devoted father. The Creator is so devoted to His creation: to those who are His sons and daughters; and to the lost, who the Father of all fathers is beckoning and ushering to come home and become part of His family.
Read this two-part revelation by clicking on the links below:
- It is the goodness of God that leads us to repentance, part one
- It is the goodness of God that leads us to repentance, part two
May God Bless you and keep you always.
With warmest regards,
And, in service of The Most High King,
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