Summary: To show that GOD is Good and everything He created and does are good.
Is GOD good for you?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that GOD is Good and everything He created and does are good.
1 Timothy 4:4-5 (Amplified Bible)
For everything God has created is good, and nothing is to be thrown away or refused if it is received with thanksgiving.
For it is hallowed and consecrated by the Word of God and by prayer.
GOD is Good and everything He created and does are good.
Everything GOD created is good
A. Author: Apostle Paul
B. Date written: About 64 A.D., but uncertain
C. To whom written: Timothy, Paul's true son in the faith
1 Timothy 1:2 (New International Version)
To Timothy my true son in the faith: Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
D. Main themes: Advice and exhortation to a young pastor respecting his personal conduct and ministerial work
E. Keyword: conduct
F. Key verse:
1 Timothy 3:15 (New International Version)
if I am delayed, you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God's household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth.
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. GOD created everything good
"For everything God has created is good,"
Acts 10:10-15 (Amplified Bible)
But he became very hungry, and wanted something to eat; and while the meal was being prepared a trance came over him,
And he saw the sky opened and something like a great sheet lowered by the four corners, descending to the earth.
It contained all kinds of quadrupeds and wild beasts and creeping things of the earth and birds of the air.
And there came a voice to him, saying, Rise up, Peter, kill and eat.
But Peter said, No, by no means, Lord; for I have never eaten anything that is common and unhallowed or [ceremonially] unclean.
And the voice came to him again a second time, What God has cleansed and pronounced clean, do not you defile and profane by regarding and calling common and unhallowed or unclean.
Genesis 50:20 (Amplified Bible)
As for you, you thought evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring about that many people should be kept alive, as they are this day.
Psalms 119:68 (Amplified Bible)
You are good and kind and do good; teach me Your statutes.
GOD created everything good because He is good and kind, it's natural for Him to do good things. Even evil things made the devil in this world, GOD can turned it into goodness for us. He cleansed us all of us who are evil before but now we have GOD's righteousness in us.
Philippians 3:9 (Amplified Bible)
And that I may [actually] be found and known as in Him, not having any [self-achieved] righteousness that can be called my own, based on my obedience to the Law’s demands (ritualistic uprightness and supposed right standing with God thus acquired), but possessing that [genuine righteousness] which comes through faith in Christ (the Anointed One), the [truly] right standing with God, which comes from God by [saving] faith.
Romans 3:22 (Amplified Bible)
Namely, the righteousness of God which comes by believing with personal trust and confident reliance on Jesus Christ (the Messiah). [And it is meant] for all who believe. For there is no distinction,
B. Receive everything with thanksgiving
"if it is received with thanksgiving"
Psalms 50:14 (Amplified Bible)
Offer to God the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and pay your vows to the Most High,
Ephesians 5:20 (Amplified Bible)
At all times and for everything giving thanks in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God the Father.
Colossians 3:17 (Amplified Bible)
And whatever you do [no matter what it is] in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus and in [dependence upon] His Person, giving praise to God the Father through Him.
We give thanks because we are the receivers of His Grace.
C. It is consecrated by the WORD of GOD and Prayer
"For it is hallowed and consecrated by the Word of God and by prayer."
Psalms 119:9 (Amplified Bible)
How shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed and keeping watch [on himself] according to Your word [conforming his life to it].
John 15:3 (Amplified Bible)
You are cleansed and pruned already, because of the word which I have given you [the teachings I have discussed with you].
1 Peter 1:22 (Amplified Bible)
Since by your obedience to the Truth through the [Holy ] Spirit you have purified your hearts for the sincere affection of the brethren, [see that you] love one another fervently from a pure heart.
GOD's Word and prayer have cleansed us and all things that were bad for us before now became good.