What is good?

RE Verse reading–Micah 6:1-8 (day seven)  “He has showed you, O man, what is good.  And what does the Lord require of you?”  (vs 8)  Have you had a good day?  Is Barak Obama a good president?  To answer either of these questions, we must answer a deeper one.  What is good?  More than semantics,  this question goes to the heart of every human choice.  In Luke 18, Jesus challenged the Rich Young Ruler to think more deeply on this subject.  “Why do you call me good?  Only God is good”, said the clearest thinker who ever lived.  Micah agrees.  Whether we want to be good people, or good parents, or members of a good church, our behaviors and attitudes must be connected to the expectations of a good God.  His definition/description is the only one available.  “But as for me, the nearness of God is my good” (Psalms 73:28)  Only when we see God clearly can we see what is good.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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