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God is Great. God is Good.



It is a prayer and one most of us have prayed from time-to-time.


God is great. God is good. Let us thank Him for this food.


We have prayed and may still pray this without much thought because it is what we always prayed when we were younger.


God is indeed great—there's no doubt about that. He is our Creator, and countless miracles have been and continue to be performed by Him and in His name. As we progress through a simple prayer, expressing gratitude for the food, we acknowledge Him as the provider of all our needs, and it's only right to thank Him for His provision.


In James 1:17, it is stated, "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows."

This verse highlights God's unchanging nature and emphasizes that all good things come from Him.

Reflecting on this scripture, I envision the Israelites pleading with God for sustenance. As the provider of His people, He graciously sent them manna from heaven. The imagery of this act underscores His greatness—our Father providing precisely what was necessary for His people's survival, day by day, without fail. He met their needs abundantly.

Therefore, expressing gratitude to God for providing food is not only appropriate but essential. It reminds us of His greatness and fosters a deep sense of thankfulness for His abundant provision in our lives. Let us all recognize and appreciate the greatness of our God and express gratitude for His blessings.


We believe that God is great, and we express gratitude to Him for providing all our needs, including food. Now, let's delve into the middle section of that prayer: "God is good."


Each of us has our own perspective on what constitutes goodness. At times, we may even find ourselves questioning the goodness of people and, indeed, of God. Life throws various challenges our way, causing uncertainty to creep in. However, it's crucial to consistently return to the Bible to grasp and affirm the inherent goodness of God. Furthermore, we can reflect on our own lives to discern how God's goodness and love have been evident throughout our journeys.


One scripture that illuminates God's goodness is Nahum 1:7, which declares, "The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him." Additionally, Psalm 34:8 invites us to "Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him."


If you're struggling to perceive the goodness of God, let's actively seek it out and acknowledge it. His character, as revealed in Scripture, provides a lens through which we can perceive His goodness. We witness His mercy, grace, kindness, and love, along with His provisions and protection. There are countless manifestations of God's goodness; we simply need to open our eyes to recognize them. One effective approach is to center our focus on God and who He truly is.


Psalm 107:1-2 proclaims, "Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever. Has the Lord redeemed you? Then speak out! Tell others he has redeemed you from your enemies."


The goodness of God radiates brightly in the sending of His Son, Jesus, and His sacrificial death on the cross for our sins. Through this act, He saved us. When we seek to understand God's greatness and goodness, we can gaze upon the cross and witness the depth of God's love. There, we encounter His character and comprehend the extent of His goodness and greatness. In recognizing this, we are filled with gratitude for all He has done and will continue to do, including providing for our needs.

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