What is the hardest thing for anyone to believe about God? We know that God is all powerful and there is nothing too hard for Him, and we often need to be reminded of this truth. We also know that God is holy, He is absolutely pure and righteous and exalted in a class by Himself, that He hates sin, and will punish it. Therefore we need to be reminded of His holiness over and over again.
But there is another astonishing thing about God, and I think that this is the hardest thing for believers to believe about Him. Did you know that God is absolutely one hundred percent committed to doing good for His people? He is glad, generous, and ungrudging in His goodness towards us. This is one of the breath taking promises of the New Covenant. God says to His people in Jeremiah 32:38 – 41, “They shall be My people, and I will be their God; then I will give them one heart and one way, that they may fear Me forever, for the good of them and their children after them. And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from doing them good; but I will put My fear in their hearts so that they will not depart from Me. Yes, I will rejoice over them to do them good, . . . with all My heart and with all My soul.”
How can this be? How can an awesome holy God be so good to sinful people? It is only because of the death of Jesus Christ, God’s Son on the cross. When I think of the New Covenant I am reminded of all the priceless benefits Jesus Christ purchased through His blood for those who believe in Him. We would love to have you come visit with us at New Covenant Church and learn more about the Good News of the God who delights in doing good to those who hope in Him!