Goodness By His Power
God’s Power 5
With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may bring to fruition your every desire for goodness and your every deed prompted by faith. 2 Thessalonians 1:11
It is by God’s power and grace that we can be good. Sometimes, we find that we are doing the wrongs things that we hate. We gossip, backbite, insult and use our tongues loosely. Some of us even detest those things yet do them. This shows that knowing is not enough.
What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord! Romans 7:24-25
We should know that those things are bad. Desire change and pray for power, grace and help from God. It is only God that can tame and crucify the flesh by His Holy Spirit. Man’s power is of no use at all.
Goodness comes through God’s power so we should recognize that, and cooperate with God, to manifest goodness, righteousness and holiness in and through us.