Tuesday, November 9, 2021

What Is Good?

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Matthew 20:15 (KJV), “Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?

A young man met Jesus and asked, “Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?" (Matthew 19:16). After a brief chat with him, Jesus' final response was, “If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me" (Matthew 19:21). When he heard this, he went away sorrowful because he had great possession. This young man couldn't do the good thing required for him to have eternal life simply because he couldn't follow Jesus.

What is good? Jesus in Matthew 19:17 said, “there is none good but one, that is, God". So, the short answer to the question will be, God [and all that is born of Him] is good.

We live in a world where bad people do “good things", Many great philanthropists are occultic. Several owners of companies and industries are devilish, yet, they are the greatest employers of labor. Many persons with loud influence don't even know God, but their names are household names, our children have these people as mentors and many even wish to be like them. What is good?

Our world now has its own definition of good as whatever is comfortable, soothing, and enriching. If it responds to your need, you call it good, but is this really true?

According to Jesus, “only God is good", thus whatever is from God is good and whatever is not from God is not good. If your definition of good is contrary to this, you are wrong and you have to meet with Jesus Christ.

Go into today knowing that, a man, thing, or an action is good only when it is sourced in God and whatever is not from God is evil and devilish. To know good begins with following Jesus.

Prayer: Father, please help me to see life the way you see it, in Jesus' name. Amen!
—Dr. Emmanuel James

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