The Goodness of God

As we look at the world around us it’s easy to conclude that if there is a God, he must be broken because we live in such a broken world.  But what if the problem isn’t with God but with our view of God?  Could it be that our broken view of God has led to the brokenness in our lives and the world around us?  A.W. Tozer once said, “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.”  What comes into your mind when you think about God?   What if it really is the most important thing about you?   Join us for our series BROKEN GOD as we piece together the true attributes of God’s character and what it means for bringing wholeness to our lives.

Teaching Notes

BROKEN GOD part 3

 

What would change in your life if you really believed that God is good?

 

THE GOODNESS OF GOD

 

The goodness of God is that which disposes Him to be kind, cordial, benevolent, and full of good will toward men. He is tenderhearted and of quick sympathy... By His nature He is inclined to bestow blessedness and He takes holy pleasure in the happiness of His people.

  • A.W. Tozer

 

Then Moses said, “Now show me your glory.”

 

And the Lord said, “I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim my name, the Lord, in your presence. I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.  But,” he said, “you cannot see my face, for no one may see me and live.”

Exodus 33:18-20

 

Taste and see that the Lord is good

blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.

Psalm 34:8

 

But as for me, the nearness of God is good for me; 

I have made the Lord God my refuge

So that I may tell of all Your works.

Psalm 73:28

 

The whole outlook of mankind might be changed if we could all believe that we dwell under a friendly sky and that the God of heaven, though exalted in power and majesty is eager to be friends with us.

  • A.W. Tozer

 

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”

  • Jesus [Matthew 11:28-29]
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