Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Bobby Conner: The Goodness of God

Bobby ConnerThe Spirit of Truth is highlighting this powerful Psalm (below). I know your heart will be encouraged and your spirit lifted by these powerful promises.

For the Lord God is a Sun and Shield; the Lord bestows [present] grace and favor and [future] glory (honor, splendor, and heavenly bliss)! No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly. Psalm 84:11 Amplified Bible

When we make the choice to put God's Kingdom first in our life, then He is released to open Heaven's treasures to us (see Matthew 6:33). The pathway of blessing is the pathway of surrender and obedience to the will and Word of God (see Psalm 19:7-14). We are told if we obey the Word of God, the blessings of God will overtake us (see Deuteronomy 28:2).

Give attention again to Psalm 84:11: "For the Lord God is a Sun..."The sun gives light and life, warmth, comfort, and beauty to the creation. This passage speaks of God as the source of light, joy, happiness, and peace.

"...And Shield..." – speaks of protection (see Psalm 27:1-14).

"The Lord bestows [present] grace and favor and [future] glory..."– Grace, or favor, here; glory, or honor, in the days to come (see 2 Corinthians 6:2). God will bestow all needful favor on His people in this life. Grace and glory are connected. Grace and favor comes before glory; glory always follows where grace and favor are given.

"No good thing will He withhold...!" This promise is revealed inPsalm 23:1: "The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want."

In Nahum 1:7 we discover the fact that God is good! And He is helpful to all that trust in HIM: "The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him."

It is as we focus our thoughts and mind upon Christ that He floods our heart with overwhelming peace (see Isaiah 26:3).

Bobby Conner
Eagles View Ministries

Email: manager@bobbyconner.org

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