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  • Writer's pictureKristina Trott

The Goodness of God #7

Just like the goodness of God was stamped over every single thing that God created in the 6 days of creation, so the goodness in the heart of Jesus is revealed in the four Gospels where His life is open for all to see. He can’t behave in any other way than what is in His heart. Jesus could only do good.

“God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him” (Acts 10:38). Did you see that? Jesus went about doing good and healed all who were oppressed by the devil. Jesus wasn’t selective in who He chose to bless.

Jesus’ heart is always one of compassion for the sick and the sinner who come to Him, any sick person and any sinner. No other scenario is presented anywhere in the Gospels.

When we have the leper coming to Jesus and saying, “Lord, if you will, you can make me clean,” what was the heart of Jesus? Jesus healed him (Matt. 8:2-3).

When the paralytic was brought by his friends to Jesus, Jesus didn’t wait for them to speak but immediately told the man that his sins had been forgiven (Matt. 9:2) and then healed him.

When the crowds followed Him for 3 days and were hungry, He had compassion on them and provided for them all (Matt. 15:32).

As He went about preaching from town to town, He healed people because “He was moved with compassion for them because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd” (Matt. 9:36).

I hope you didn’t miss this point – Jesus didn’t discriminate between any person who was sick who came to Him and He didn’t discriminate against any sinner. In fact, Jesus’ own words spell it out eloquently, “All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out” (John 6:37). There is not a single sin that would force Jesus to force them away —I know that because Jesus used a double negative. “I will NEVER EVER expel any sinner who wants to come to me.”

So if you call Jesus your Lord, He is the Lord of your mind, body and soul. He is your Saviour over sickness and sin. We have the reassurance of that from Jesus Himself. The goodness of Jesus is all there for you when you come to Him.

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