A Message From Jon

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Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Daily Devotional with Pastor Jon

December 7

The LORD is good . . .

Nahum 1:7 (a)

After Nahum declares God’s power, a reminder is given: The Lord is good. I like that! When you’re talking about the awesomeness of His judgment, always keep in mind that the Lord is good. The first verse I taught each of my kids was Psalm 73:1 - Truly God is good. Why did I choose that particular verse? Not only because it’s simple to learn but because it’s foundational to their understanding of who God is.

The goodness of God is the first truth Satan attacks. “Has God said you’re not to eat of that fruit?” he asked Eve. “He knows in the day you eat it, you’ll have new revelation.” In other words, “God is holding back something good from you, Eve” (see Genesis 3:1-5).

And that’s what Satan still does today. He slithers up beside you and hisses in your ear, “Isn’t that a little narrow and restrictive? Isn’t there a more exciting way to live? Is God truly good?”

“I know mentally that God is good, but emotionally sometimes I doubt His goodness,” said the psalmist. “But then I go into the sanctuary. And when I’m in God’s presence with God’s people, I’m reminded of His goodness all over again” (Psalm 73). Haven’t you found the same thing to be true? You come to the place where God’s people are studying and worshipping - and suddenly you see it again: God is good!

This Daily Devotional is an excerpt from the book "A Day of Feasting" by Pastor Jon. "A Day of Feasting" is a collection of 365 short devotions from the Old Testament books of Joshua through Malachi. If you would like your own copy of "A Day of Feasting" you can order one from the SearchLight Store.