Too Good To Be True? — Not With God!
Written by Deaven Butler   

CapIn today’s world we are bombarded with the news of desparate people trying to make ends meet. As the result of the economic pressures it seems like there are more people coming up with very creative schemes and ways to scam good family folks and especially senoirs out of their hard-earned fiances or retirement funds.


Because of this mindset I think so many of us have been “reprogrammed in our thinking to no longer trust something or someone that comes our way with some good news — especially REALLY GOOD NEWS. So the old saying of, “that sounds too good to be true” has become way too commonplace in the way we think today.

I really feel that this mindset has become a mental roadblock to trusting and believing God’s Word. I think it may actually be possibly the biggest, yet most subtle challenge to accepting and receiving God’s promises in today’s society. You can read some very wonderful and hopeful promises in the Bible and if your not really sure about the heart of God you will find yourself thinking, “that’s just too good to be true.”

The answer to this dilemma is to know the person that is giving you such a promise that seems “too good to believe.” That makes all the difference whether you choose to believe it or not.

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So let’s turn to God’s own Word about Himself and His track record of GOODNESS. Let’s go back to the book of Exodus where Moses was up on the mountain in the presence of God on behalf of the children of Israel.

Then Moses said, “Now show me your glory.”

Then He said, “I will make all My goodness pass before you, and I will proclaim the name of the Lord before you....” (Exodus 33:18,19).
Notice Moses asked God to see His Glory and God said, “I will cause ALL MY GOODNESS to pass before you! God’s GOODNESS is the outward expressions of His GLORY! Now let’s jump to the scripture where this event actually took place:

And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, “The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin....(Exodus 33:6,7).  Take special note here that as God revealed his GOODNESS at the same time He declared the NAME OF THE LORD! — THAT’S JESUS! Jesus is the complete outward representation of all of God’s Goodness! Acts 10:38 tells us, “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.”

The Psalmist David talks about God’s Goodness in Psalm 103:5, “He contents you with good as long as you live....” (Complete Jewish Bible). Psalm 34:8 says, “Taste and see that the Lord is GOOD.” Again in Psalm 100:5, “For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting....”

I think that just examining these few scriptures we can see that God has made it clear to us that He is a GOOD GOD with every intention of expressing His love toward us through His Goodness! Jeremiah 29:11 tells us God’s intention toward us, “For I know what plans I have in mind for you,’ says Adonai, ‘plans for well-being, not for bad things; so that you can have hope and a future.” (Complete Jewish Bible)

Now this is where it really gets exciting...Let’s look at 2 Peter 1:3, “God’s divine power has given us everything we need to live a truly godly life through our knowledge of the one who called us to share in his own glory and goodness.” According to this scripture God Himself has given us an invitation to come and share in His own Glory and Goodness. This comes through receiving and knowing His son, Jesus.

So when we find a promise in God’s Word that just sounds to good to be true we must go back and look at the one who is giving the promise. Can He be trusted? Can He lie? Is He faithful? What’s His motive? Look here at what God’s own Word says about His promises, “For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” (so be it) is spoken by us to the glory of God.” (2 Corinthians 1:20 NIV)

Based on this scripture you can conclude that the fulfilment of His promises to you is not based on you, it’s based on what He accomplished through His son Jesus. Our part is to accept His invitation to simply SHARE in what He has already accomplished for us here in this life and for eternal life! PivotPointEndingBug

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