The Lord is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble; And He knows those who trust in Him.
One of the frequent arguments against Christianity is that God isn’t good, but wicked. People will say, “Only a wicked God could allow people to go to Hell for eternity” or “Why doesn’t a good God save people from dying in disasters or getting fatal illnesses?”
Yet the Bible continually points out God’s goodness, including in the verse above. When Jonah went to Ninevah, the whole city repented and God, showing His goodness, spared it. Yet here in the book of Nahum, the city is back to its old ways and God is now going to judge. The Ninevites could have learned the lesson from a hundred or so years earlier and repented and God would have again forgiven, but they don’t do so this time.
You see, it isn’t God that’s wicked, it’s us. We continually try to live our lives without the Lord and when we fail, we blame God. It’s better to turn our lives over to a good God who loves us.
Worshipping my Good God,
Pastor Ron Kitchell