TOPIC: GOODNESS: A CHRISTIAN VIRTUE (I)
Fire Scripture: Psalm 107:1-9
Acts 10:38 – “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.”
The goodness of God is deep and profound beyond human understanding. Just embrace it.
I pray that you will experience the goodness of God in all areas of life, in the name of Jesus.
Goodness is one of the nine components of the fruit of the Spirit. It is an act of being good and doing good. It involves righteous acts borne out of a good and godly personality. It is the character and nature of God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Psalm 119:68 says, “Thou art good, and doest good; teach me thy statutes.” Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour, was anointed by God and He went about doing good.
Although He Himself said no one is good except God the Father (Mark 10:18), yet as Christians we are expected to take on the Father’s attributes. We should be people that exude goodness to our fellow men, believers and unbelievers alike. My question to you beloved in Christ is: do you think and do good to your fellow men? Do you repay evil with good or you do a tit for tat?
Romans12: 21 counsels us to overcome evil with good. This is the mark of those who are for Christ. Remember that you are not doing good in order to receive praise, gift or accolades. Rather, you are doing good because it pays to do good. Above all it is a divine command. The children of darkness resemble their father, the devil (John 8:44). If you are Christ’s, you must, in every way, think and behave like Him (Phil 2:5).
Galatians 6:7 tells us that whatever a man sows, the same he will reap. God cannot be mocked. We are encouraged to do good, especially to those that are of the family of God. Without mincing words, take a firm decision today to become more like Jesus. Covet that seed of the fruit of the Spirit called Goodness! Think good and act good! You will affect the world positively and win more souls to expand the kingdom of God, not only in word but also in deed.
PRAYER POINTS | MFM Devotional for 1 July 2022 Friday
1. Every seed of evil in me, catch fire and die, in the name of Jesus.
2. I refuse to harbour a vengeful spirit, by the power in the Blood of Jesus, in the name of Jesus.
3. Lord Jesus, clothe me with Your Spirit of goodness, in the name of Jesus.
4. Wherever I have demonstrated a wrong attitude, O Lord, forgive me, in the name of Jesus.
5. Lord, help me to be good to people around me at all times, in the name of Jesus.
6. Power to overcome evil with good, possess me now, in the name of Jesus.
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