He’s The Author Of Everything Good
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and
cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no
variableness, neither shadow of turning (James 1:17).
verything we read in the Word about the nature of
our heavenly Father is consistent; there’s no evil or
darkness in Him at all. You might then want to ask, “How
about the words of the prophet Isaiah about God? It says, “…I
am the LORD, and there is none else. I form the light, and
create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do
all these things” (Isaiah 45:6-7). Could this be a contradiction?
Did God really create evil?
First, you need to understand the style and manner of
communication of the prophets in the Old Testament, and the
extent of the revelations granted to them. The prophets knew
nothing about Satan except in figurative speech, because
there was no revelation of him. To them, everything that
happened, whether good or evil, came from God.
Jesus made an enlightening statement to the Pharisees
in Matthew 19:8. He said, “…Moses because of the hardness
of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but
from the beginning it was not so.” In other words, that
commandment came from Moses, not God. If you really want
to know God, His character, nature, and ways of doing things,
then go to the very beginning and observe His principles.
Genesis 1:31 tells us, “And God saw every thing that he had
made, and, behold, it was very good….” He didn’t create evil
at all. More so, in Christ Jesus, He manifested Himself as a
gracious loving Father.
The real evil being and maker of evil is Satan. Satan
wasn’t always a devil, because God only created good things.
Satan was an angel called Lucifer, which means “son of the
morning”; he was God’s vice-regent over the earth. Everything
about him was perfect, but through pride, he lost his position,
was overthrown, and became the devil. That was how evil
came into the world. God is the author of good, and not of
evil: “For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as
in all churches of the saints” (1 Corinthians 14:33).
Righteous Father, you’re gracious
and kind, great and greatly to be
praised! You’re love personified.
Your mercies are new every
morning, and your faithfulness
are forever sure! I love and adore
you, most holy One. You do
mighty things and your grace is
upon all who trust in you. The
whole earth is filled with your
glory and goodness. Blessed be
your Name forever. Amen.
1 YEAR BIBLE
2 YEAR BIBLE
Psalm 100:5 AMP
Culled from Rhapsody of Realities.
You are right.God is the author of good things only.According to John 10:10 ”The devil have come to steal,kill but Jesus has come to give us life in abundance.Every evil is from the devil,we must be conscious that God cannot hurt us and disregard the lie of the enemy(devil)that God hates us,
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