What is being good?

Everybody has their own idea of what being good is. Our ideas of being good don’t even come close to what God’s are. Even doing good Jesus says, without knowing him is worthless. The Bible is clear about being good. Jesus said it himself, there is none good but God. So, how do we achieve what God is talking about? In Matthew 5, Jesus talks about what we must do to become good. It is known as the beatitudes. It means something that we need to adopt in our lives. Jesus talks about being humble, morning for our sins, meek, merciful, pure in heart, hunger and thirst after righteousness, peacemakers, rejoicing for being persecuted for righteousness and joyful for being reviled for righteousness. This flies in the face of everything we have learned about this world. God’s way is not our way. But Jesus is trying to change all of that. Although it is the truth, Jesus proves the validity of the gospel by signs and wonders. Even the scribes and the pharisees knew that Jesus was of God, by the signs and wonders. But Jesus wants us to believe and trust because of the truth of the gospel. Not because we get a miracle in our lives. The truth of the matter is, that we become the miracle that God uses to preach the truth of the gospel. So what is the truth? It is found in Micah 6:8 ” He have shown thee O man what is good and what the Lord requires of thee, but to do justly, and love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God. ”

Crain Blanchard.



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