In Galatians 5:23 Paul has listed nine fruits of the Spirit; goodness is one of them. Oral Roberts penned the phrase, “God is a good God and the devil is a bad devil.” After each of the six days of creation God said, “It is good.”
This earth is a beautiful place. In Spring when the grass grows and the leaves come on the trees and there are many shades of green, the only place that could be more beautiful is Heaven. Jesse Duplantis, when he describes his time in Heaven, tells how that everything in Heaven is even more magnificent than here on Earth.
God told Adam that he was given the ability to rule over all the Earth and what was created and was to subdue it. Man has taken the flowers and trees and made beautiful gardens; he has also taken the elements in the earth—gold, silver, copper, iron, etc., and made some beautiful buildings and added them to this world that God said was good and made it an even better place to live in.
It is sin that has caused what God said was good to become corruptible and has robbed the Earth of its goodness.
Jesus said in John 10:10, “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have [it] more abundantly.” The ‘thief’ is Satan. Jesus came to this Earth to bring the goodness of God to every person on Earth and even to the beauty of this Earth. For example, when the Jews returned to the land of Israel, God caused the desert to bloom like a rose.
There are many great churches in LaSalle, Illinois!!!
Abundant Life Fellowship. Click here for more. – La Salle Church