What is good?

“Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good—except God alone.” [Mark 10:18 NIV]

It’s funny the way words seem to change their meaning over time. These days if you say something is good, you might really be saying it is average. If, on the other hand, you said something was really good, then you might mean it was above average. (Then again, if you said something was sick, or wicked, you would be saying it was excellent–which makes our modern English confusing to say the least!)

But, when Jesus used the word good, he meant it about someone who was exceptional–full of virtue–above reproach–admirable–someone to look up to–definitely more than above average. And, He said that only God was truly good. Yet, we throw this word around so carelessly, just like we do with the word love–but that is for another blog…

Only God is good. He epitomises the true meaning of what good is. Everything and everyone else pales in comparison. Let us honour Him for the good that He is, the good that He says and the good that He does.

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Published in: on 28th December, 2010 at 1:50 pm  Comments (1)  
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  1. Love the letters – I thought it was spelling good until I scrolled back up and realised – God is good!


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