Let us start a new series of meditations on the goodness of God. It can help increase our faith. Everyone who believes in God believes He is powerful. However, being powerful can be scary if the powerful one is wicked. Our confidence in God's willingness to help us is affected by our understanding of His goodness.
Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness.
Genesis 1 reveals the beginning of life on earth as we know it today. Verse 1 and 2 can give the impression that after the earth was created something catastrophic occurred. Then in verse 3, a restoration began as God created life on earth afresh. Regardless of the view we have of the creation account, our definite insight into how we have the world as we know it now begins in verse 3. It is important to note that every time God did something, it was good. The only time God said “It is not good” was in Genesis 2:18 when the man he made did not have a female assistant. So, in Genesis 2:21-22 God fixed that. He was never satisfied until what He had done was very good. Let’s keep that in mind as we decide what is from God and what is from the devil. There is nothing good in the devil and nothing bad in God. A psalmist said, “Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness,
And for His wonderful works to the children of men!” (Psalm 107:21) Let’s do that today.