What is good? Jesus said, “No one is good but One, that is, God.” (Mark 10:18) Yet, Genesis 1 indicates that God created a lot of good. In fact, He states that everything He created is more than good; it is VERY good. That includes man, who God deemed “very good.” What exactly was God saying about the creation, and particularly about the man and woman He created?
It doesn’t take a lot of wisdom to recognize that we are not all morally “good” and certainly, we are not superlatively good, as God suggested at the time of creation. There’s a lot of good in the world, yet we see a lot of evil. We do good things and we all love to cheer on the good guy and gal. We long for goodness to prevail over evil. But are we, ourselves, really good and how do we know? Good for what? What does it mean for you and me to be good, if that can even be said of us and others? Our passage this Sunday has a lot to say about this matter and how it plays out in your daily life. I hope you’ll see that you are, and you can be, better than you may think!
Come join us Sunday morning as we continue our journey through the book of Genesis. Our worship service begins at 10:30 and Sunday school is from 9:15 – 10:15 in the Parish House and is for all ages. Bring a friend or family member to church and Sunday school. Everyone is welcome!