Here are two subjects that, at first glance, seem to have nothing to do with one another. Closer consideration, however, reveals that they are inextricably linked. Worship is about God – honoring Him, committing to Him, and serving Him in all aspects of life. Public policy is about life and the rules by which people live. God is Ruler of all things, and thus public policy is only valid to the extent that it lines up with God’s good and perfect rule.
Sin is the great tragedy afflicting the world. Its effects are universal, corrupting, and deadly. Sin is a slippery slope which, left unchecked, can bring ruin and destruction everywhere it reaches. This is no time for being silent about sin, either in our own lives or our churches.
If we do not know God, we cannot know goodness.
- God Is Good: The Goodness of God, Part 1
- The Goodness of Jesus: The Goodness of God, Part 5
- The Law Is Good: The Goodness of God, Part 4
- Culture and Goodness: The Goodness of God, Part 3
- Creation Is Good: The Goodness of God, Part 2
- The Spirit Is Good: The Goodness of God, Part 6
- The Goodness of Heaven: The Goodness of God, Part 7
- The Goodness of God's People: The Goodness of God, Part 8
- Waiting for God's Goodness: The Goodness of God, Part 9
From an under-the-sun perspective, the field of the world looks increasingly like a weed field. Everywhere, it seems, the good seed of the Kingdom is being choked out, and ugly tares of corruption, immorality, godlessness, and narcissism are flourishing. But when we look at the world from God’s perspective, under the heavens, a different scenario unfolds.
In the wheat field of God’s world, unbelievers are busily at work in their various under-the-sun schemes and projects, trying to make sense out of a life that can feel to them like vanity and feeding on the wind.