The number one reason why most will never see the Goodness of God is that they refuse to see the Greatness of the cross! This is truer for religious Christians in particular as those who have been hurt by the church or religious people typically first need to face the hurt before they can see The Healer as The Being He Is.
“But he said, “I must proclaim the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns also, because that is why I was sent.” And he kept on preaching in the synagogues of Judea.” Luke 4:43-44
The children of Israel already had the law and especially the ten commandments so why was Jesus sent? The children of Israel were already following The God of Abraham so why was Jesus sent? The children of Israel already communicated with The God Who had brought them out of slavery, set them apart, brought them through countless battles, wars, famine, pestilence and difficulties – so why was Jesus going synagogue to synagogue?
The Greatness of the “good news” is this – “Christ is the end of the law for All who believe” – “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you and thus fulfill ALL the law and the prophets.” – “you are no longer under the law, you are under Grace” – “your Faith has healed you” – “by Grace through Faith and that Not of ourselves lest any man should boast!”
At least once a day I get a person screaming at me, “Grace is not a license to sin” – to which I am learning to calmly say, you are missing the Greatness of the cross and the Goodness of God! Another one many like to throw out is, “Faith without works is dead” to which I am learning to calmly say, Faith works and law works are not the same, if you read that whole passage you will see that “works” are acts of Faith like Abraham and his willingness to sacrifice his son – and oh by the way – you are missing The Goodness of God because you are fighting the Greatness of the cross!
The Greatness of the cross IS the ultimate sign of The Love God has for you, the path to Godliness being growing in Love and The Goodness of God – THIS IS the reason why it is of the utmost importance for you to see the Freedom from the law that you now have! “Where there is no law, neither is there transgression” and God took away that law from the being that Rest in Him – This is His Goodness! This is why on BeGraceFull.com I just finished the “777 Challenge” and I encourage you to go there, start with day 1 and process through that at your own pace – to see why Christ went from synagogue to synagogue to preach “THE GOOD NEWS” and shine The Goodness of God!