Saturday, November 21, 2015

God defines good

We do not like God because He is good; we like goodness because it is Godly.  The reason that we delight in things we see as good, whether truth or love or justice or peace, is not the existence of some abstract standard of goodness to which we all ascribe.  There is not some ethereal ideal against which we measure whether something is good or loving or right or true.  All that we honor and hold dear finds its ultimate definition in the character of God.  All other things in which we rejoice are delightful only because they contain hints and shadows of multi-faceted perfection of the Lord.  If you want to know what good is, what truth is, what beauty is, or any other such thing, look deeply into the face of Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory.  "For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be glory forever. Amen."

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