Finding Hope, Not Hope - So, For Your Soul
Finding Hope, Not Hope - So, For Your Soul 

                   Choosing God                   

"Set your minds on things

that are above,

not on things that are on the earth."

 Colossians 3:2

Why sould anyone choose this world for their portion, their focus, instead of God?


Do we not do this every day? We are so caught up with work, doing this and that, that we rarely every focus on God and His Word.

And after all, God is the most important person and His Word the most important book.   


          First, "God is spirit" (John 4:24).

Because God is "spirit" He has no visible substance. Had God a tangible body, He would not be omnipresent, He would be limited to one place; because He is "spirit" He fills heaven and earth. 

  Secondly, "God is light."  (I John 1:5), which is opposite of darkness. In scripture "darkness" stands for sin, evil, death and "light" for holiness, goodness, life. "God is light", means He is the sum of excellency.


Third, "God is love." (I John 4:8). It is not simply that God "loves," but that Hs is Love itself. Love is not merely one of His attribute, but His very nature. 


The goodness of God refers to the perfection of His nature. "God is light and in Him is no darkness at all" (I John 1:5).


There is such an absolute perfection in God's nature and being that nothing is lacking or defective in it. Nothing can ever be added to it to make it better.  


God is eternally and immutably good, for He cannot be less good than He is; as there can be no addition made to God in any way. 



Open your Bible and begin reading in the Gospel of John. Ask God to make His Word plain to your heart. Ask Him to become your Good Shepherd, to forgive your sins and enable you to love and obey Him with all your heart. Ask Him to show you His love and and His goodness throughout your days.

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