Every good gift bestowed, every perfect gift received comes to us from above, courtesy of the Father of lights. James 1:17
Do we believe that God is good?
It is easy to answer that question when things are going our way.
Of course God is good we say
But what about when temptation comes?
When the opportunity comes, when it’s right in front of us. Surely God wouldn’t deny us what would make us happy unless…… he really isn’t good.
It really comes down to that either God is good and wants what’s good for us, or he’s not and he’s only denying us the pleasure that we want.
Whether we realize it or not we answer that question every time we turn away from sin or we give into it.
When we make the choice no matter how attractive it might look to turn away from temptation we affirm what James says that every good and perfect gift comes from him and this is not one of them.
On the other hand when we accept what God is not offering we deny his goodness and decide he really doesn’t want what’s best for us.
Sometime before the day is out today we will have the opportunity to make that choice.
Is he good or not?