God’s Nature

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God’s Nature

Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.  In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life. (1 Tim. 6:18-19)

The judgment, verdict, conclusion, law, precepts, commandments, expectations of God are products of God’s Divine Nature. This understanding is elementary to our partaking of the Divine Nature of God.

This point is clearly elucidated and illustrated when Jesus said to some Pharisees, “You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.  A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him.” (Matt. 12:34-35 NIV). Take notice of the question Jesus started with, “how can you who are evil…” say anything good? This is a grave and deep statement of which we may glean enormous benefits if carefully explored and extrapolated.

Words, conclusions, inferences and judgments are “tainted” by our respective nature.  Everyone sees through his/her lenses. This is key and crucial. Notice further how Jesus clarified Himself, “For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of”.  What an assertion.  And we know whatever Jesus says about a subject is the truth about that subject. That notice must not infuriate anyone but rather inform and preform everyone. This understanding will and must help everyone to validate the platform from which our judgment are fabricated, extradite what is not according to the truth and be joined to the reasoning of truth.  Jesus puts it thus, “Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognized by its fruit.” (Matt. 12:33 NIV)

Beloved, gaining this background, how can God being good say anything bad; therefore? We must realize, apprehend, grasp the Nature of God to understand and tolerate the judgments and commandments of God “For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations. God is good and His mercies endureth “(Psalm 100:5 KJV) therefore all His commandments and commitments are borne and delivered by His Good nature – I love to understand this!!!

God being good therefore will not require anything less neither will anyone who claims His Nature be different. God requires us to be good natured and the only way anyone can integrate the nature of God is to assimilate, ingest, digest, and adapt God’s Word. That is the only way.

Jesus said, “If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:31-32 KJV. Beloved, the pride and glory of our shared nature with God is measured by the volume and abounding riches of Good works that generates continuing thanksgiving to the Glory of God through us. That is our call and mandate.

Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds,…”  Paul wrote to Timothy and that charge persists

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God’s Judgement Perspective

The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever: the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. (Psalm 19:9 KJV)

Judgment is the conclusion or verdict of a person about a subject. It is essentially motivated by the relativity of a person’s perception of good or bad.

Judgment is a key and keen issue in our respective persons and personalities as it models one’s conduct, culture and practice. It inadvertently informs and drives each person’s expectation and requirement. A person with high value or judgment for excellence will not only conduct himself with that sense of value but will in his/her interaction (inadvertently) expect or require others to so function as he/she does.

It is the variations of our respective judgments (even) about the same subject that makes a compilation of what is “reasonable good” among a people or community necessary and codified in what is generally described as Native Laws and/or Constitutions.

Even relative to Communities, Nations and Territories, there exists significant variations in what is culturally acceptable among a people from another. Each one being modeled by what is perceived, admitted and agreed as a general and acceptable standard of conduct motivated by a sense of judgment that defines that conduct of behavior.

It is evident how different era or regime of administration are marked by diverse polies and interest motivated by rationale of judgment relative to respective managers and operators.

In essence our judgments define our values which are reflective on our persons and personalities. This same concept is illustrated by the Nature and requirements of God.

God’s judgments, His conclusion, law, commandment, verdict and sentences are defined by God’s perception of good. The Bible describes it thus, “You are good and do good; Teach me Your statutes.” (Psalm 119:68 AMP).  Notice here the connection between the Nature, Work and Statutes.  The reference marks what God does by whom God is and His requirements (statutes)

Beloved, the good and key point of the notice is to understand that unlike Man, every requirement of God is modelled by His Nature. God is not motivated by ill-will, evil nature or selfish ambition in His relation with and requirement from us. He is driven by His goodness and penchant for our good and greater good.

Notice what the Psalmist said again paraphrased, “You are good and do good, teach me how you do what you do”. We see the Psalmist admiration of whom God is and how He does (good) that he (Psalmist) became so fascinated by whom God is and what He does, he cried, “Teach me how you do it” Praise the Lord.

Beloved, let us embrace this Good and great Natured God, let us learn His ways and conducts thereby derive God; follow His statutes.

 Good and upright is the Lord; Therefore He instructs sinners in the way.(Psalm 25:8 AMP)

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