The goodness of God is not far-fetched from His love. He is good because He loves us. His goodness is the greatest kindness of all as His love. The greatest love is not the love of the mothers’ nor the fathers’ love but the love of God. God’s love is the greatest love above all. Our Lord God is the father of mercies and God of all comfort. No one is comparable to His love and goodness. God is love Himself. He is the God of love and the love of God is the greatest love that one can ever feel and have. His goodness is everywhere until such time His severity takes over them who will disobey and forget Him. He can be harsh and cruel at the end of the day. Don’t test His temper.
Romans 11:22 – Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.
He created everything for His goodness and severity
God created everything for a purpose. He designated every object in certainty. He was sure with His creations. He knows the end game. He was right and victorious from the beginning to the end. He succeeded and will succeed no matter what. His last enemy was already defeated. Nothing and no one will win against Him. It was already predetermined and done since He defeated death – His last enemy that can actually make the difference. However, that was a few thousand years ago. He devised only two paths, nothing more and nothing less.
Get ready and be prepared for His coming and judgment. He will come. He is closer and nearer than ever before. Are you ready? Are we confident to meet Him face to face? Are we inclined to see our love ones who we dearly missed because of their sudden departure? If not, then let’s get ready and be prepped for His coming. For the believers and saints, His coming is the greatest hope of mankind. And that is precisely the truth.
Fear His severity
Philippians 2:12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
You can cry before you are hurt. This is how serious the matter is. Let us fear Him beyond any of these around us. Let us not fear anything or anyone that could hurt us physically but fear God even more and give reverence to Him. We are foolish not to fear Him. Be warned and be cautious. To fear Him is to depart from evil.
Proverbs 16:6 – By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the Lord men depart from evil.
He is not visibly and concretely around. Although His presence is everywhere, thus He can do the worst and make things end anytime He pleases. He is that powerful and mighty. He is not called the Almighty for no obvious reasons. He is equally the giver and taker of every single piece of anything including our dear lives. Let Him be your dread upon all the frights.
Don’t get me wrong. He is an awesome God, full of marvels and wonders but He is the scariest when He is. His goodness is unmatched as well as His severity. He can be furious and show His wrath as He pleases. He is hard and cannot be bended. No one can advise nor teach Him. He is always sure and certain of His desires and plans. No one can endure His indignation. We should never be against Him. His violence is ironclad and cannot be contained by anyone. When it is late then it is really too late. There is no more clemency and grace. Repentance and penitence has no power and influence anymore. If the end has come, you already had missed the boat. And there is no force nor power that can turn it back. His mercies are depleted and exhausted. It is the end.