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The Goodness Of God Leads To Repentance

 

I want to look deeper into the goodness of God. I remember singing a little chorus back in the 70’s which emphasized the goodness of God. It was “God is so good, hallelujah, God is so good, hallelujah …” Many religious folks preach the severity of God. God is going to send you to Hell. However, Paul never uses the word hell, instead he says “Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?” (Romans 2:4 NKJV). It’s not the judgment of God or the severity of God that leads a person to change their mind about God. Repentance means a change of mind. It’s when people see the goodness of God, they are lead to change their mind about God. God loves you so much He sent Jesus to die for your sins. God is not mad at you. God offers you grace, free, unmerited, unearned, and undeserved. God’s goodness draws. Jesus is the answer. He said if we lift Him up, He would draw. It’s the finished work of Jesusthe goodness of Godthat leads people to see the good God He is.