GOODNESS

GOODNESS

2Chr. 5:13-14 “indeed it came to pass, when the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the LORD, and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the LORD, saying:
“For He is good,
For His mercy endures forever,” that the house, the house of the LORD, was filled with a cloud, so that the priests could not continue ministering because of the cloud; for the glory of the LORD filled the house of God.”

I love this story in the Bible. The priests were caught up in fervent worship and then, GOD CAME DOWN. None of these priests had ever seen anything like this. Not since the days of Moses had there been such a powerful demonstration or manifestation of the presence of God. Every time I remember or read this story, I can’t help and think about the Psalm of David they were singing, “The Lord is good and His mercy endures forever”. Jonathan Edwards drew a connection between the name of The Lord, His goodness, and His presence. Listen to his thoughts from his book, “The End for which God Created the Earth”.

“God’s name sometimes refers to the exhibition of His goodness. And it seems that the expression or exhibition of God’s goodness is especially called his name, in Exodus 33:19. “I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee. And chapter 34:5, 6, 7: “And the LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD. And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, the LORD God, gracious and merciful, long-suffering and abundant in goodness and truth; keeping mercy for thousands…”
“These things seem to show that the salvation of Christ is for God’s name’s sake. Leading and guiding in the way of safety and happiness, restoring the soul, the forgiveness of sin; and that help, deliverance, and salvation, that is consequent therein, is for God’s name. And here it is observable that those two great temporal salvations of God’s people, the redemption from Egypt and that from Babylon, often represented as figures and similitudes of the redemption of Christ, are frequently spoken of as being wrought for God’s name’s sake .”

David used to sing about the beauty of The Lord. The beauty of The Lord is actually a manifestation of the virtue, excellence, or goodness of The Lord. His very nature is good. This goodness is seen clearly in the Son of God and also in the person of the Holy Spirit. As David worshipped the beauty or the goodness of God, he would often experience the anointing of The Lord. This is what separated David from everyone else, the anointing. That is what separates Christians from the world today, it’s the anointing. So we can follow the example of Moses, David and the worshipping priests; worship the beautiful name of Jesus, it will be like oil poured out upon your life.

One Reply to “GOODNESS”

  1. Who is good? There is none good but God! Psalm 33:1-5;psalm 23:5-6. Romans 2:1-11. These few scriptures came to mind after reading your blog my friend. Keep preaching about Jesus Christ and what he done upon the Cross of Calvary! Many ministers are preaching another gospel in this world. We must earnestly pray that they repent and start preaching about Jesus Christ! Later Saints!

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