If you have not read The Good Guy Parable, read it here.
So what do you think about the story? Would you call this guy a “good guy”…I mean everything else he did was good, but you were sure that he would hit you whenever you stopped “paying attention.”
Unfortunately too many people think that this is how God is. We say that God is a good God, but yet we think that He would punish us with diseases and heartbreak because we don’t pay attention, or we are disobedient, or we are busy doing other things. But God is not like that, God is a good God – if it’s evil its not from Him (James 1:17). God is good and gracious He will never “crush” us because of our sins. Our sins have consequences that can try to crush us, and the devil will always try to crush us, and this world because it is evil will always try to crush us…that is why we must stay away from evil.
God is not an unjust judge Luke 18:1-9 you don’t have to persistently seek Him to get your prayers answered- all you have to do is ask in faith, and you will receive Luke 11:9-12
God has blessed us with every spiritual blessing (Ephesians 1:3), his kind of love is patient, kind, gentle, and he is not easily offended…(1 Corinthians 13:4)
When things and people try to condemn us, what then shall we say to these things? – this is what we say: Since God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own son, but gave him up freely for us, will he not along with him give us all things? Who can make us debtors to them for our mistakes? it is God that Justifies us. Who can condemn us? When Christ has died for all our debts, and is even now sitting at the right hand of God interceding on our behalf. Nothing can separate us from the love of Christ – and since you don’t purposely harm those you love (and God never makes mistakes) we know God will never harm us. (Romans 8:31-39)