How is God?
Different people have all kinds of answers for this question!
Some may say, “God isn’t good! I see everything bad happening around me. So my conclusion is that God is bad.”
Another may say, “God is evil because he allowed so much of evil.”
Another may say, “God is weak God as the powerful suppress the weak.”
Another may say, “I hate God because he allowed my dear one to die.”
The list is endless. People are hurting, they are disappointed with God. Yes, life is pain. We can’t deny the existence of evil. We can’t deny the existence of death. We can’t deny the oppression of weak by the powerful.
How can I explain what God is in the context of the current affairs of the world. How can I fit the God to the unfit world. How can I defend that God is going to settle everything in its right place in right time.
It’s tough to handle such questions. Can you notice the “O” being added to “GOD” which becomes “GOOD.”
“God” + “O” = “Good”
Psalm 34:8 NASBS
O taste and see that the LORD is good; How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!
It is sounds good to quote this. But how do I convince my hurting friend. The word of God plainly explains that God is good all the time. The Bible encourages us to taste the Lord.
What does it mean to taste. It means to allow God to touch you. Look at the same things from God’s point of view. If you can believe, whole world is created by God. When he created everything at that time Everything was good.
Genesis 1:31 NASBS
God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.
So God created everything good then he can’t be bad, he is good. I would say that our very existence is because of god’s goodness, if you can believe the creation.
I can never transfer the taste of any food item with another person. The person who would like to know the real taste of the food should personally taste the item. David didn’t simply say that God is good. He said that taste and then you will realise that God is indeed sweet.
Psalm 119:103 NASBS
How sweet are Your words to my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
The words of God are sweet to those who have tasted God’s goodness. The words of God are sweeter than honey to the them who have tasted God.
Mark 10:18 NASBS
And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good except God alone.
Jesus Christ said that apart from God no one is as good as God. God is embodiment of all the goodness in the universe.
May God help us to discover his own goodness as we walk with him.
Shalom 🕊️ from the Bible blogger. 😇🙇