It’s All Good! – Is It?

The popular phrase “It’s all good” is often used in the most inappropriate ways.

  • A woman I know became bored in her marriage.  She found a boyfriend and moved in with him, leaving her teenagers with her husband.  Today she smiles and says, “I’ve never been happier!  The kids are fine with it!  It’s all good!”

Is it?  Her husband is a broken man. Her children are confused. Moreover, she claims to be a Christian and blatantly says, “It’s okay because God forgives!”

  • A couple has been happily married for nearly 45 years. They are devoted to each other and enjoy various hobbies together.  Yet they prefer not to discuss the after-life.  The idea of God and salvation is foolishness to them.  Another friend smiles at their life and says, “They’re happy. It’s all good.”

Is it?  According to Scripture, they are destined for everlasting destruction.

  • A young couple fell in love, moved in together and even bought a house together. Before they decided to marry, her parents said, “It’s all good!”

Is it?  These are signs of a culture that has drifted so far from God, it no longer discerns right from wrong.

Isaiah 5:20-21 says, “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness … Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight.”  The key word here is WOE, defined as misery, sorrow, wretchedness, sadness, heartbreak, unhappiness, despair, depression, regret, misfortune, disaster, suffering, etc.

We read in Judges 17:6 that the people did “what was right in their own eyes.”  Keep reading and you’ll discover the people ended up doing evil.

This life is short. When it’s over, we’ll continue to live forever.  Think!  Where will you live in the next life?  It’s all about what you did with Jesus.  Did you trust Him as your Savior?  Did you choose to follow Him and obey Him?  If so, then your lifestyle will show it.  Indeed, then you’ll be able to say with confidence, “It’s all good.”

  • He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might on the day he comes to be glorified in his holy people and to be marveled at among all those who have believed.  2 Thessalonians 1:7-10
  • In those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.   Judges 17:6 ESV
  • There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.            Proverbs 14:12
  • SONG: MY FRIENDWords by D.J. Higgins; Music by Kathleen

 

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[This life is temporary. This life is short.  When this life is over, our bodies will die and become empty shells, but our souls will continue to live forever.  Where will the “real you” live?  Will you live for all eternity separated from God?  Or will you spend eternity in the presence of God in heaven?   Learn more so you can make your most important decision:   http://www.godlife.com/gospel/  and  http://www.godlife.com/en/about-christianity

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About Kathleen

God delights in working through His people as they submit to Him. Jesus said to go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15). No matter where we live on this planet, people are separated from God because of sin. We ALL need a Savior, and there’s only ONE. It brings me great joy to share Christ with the lost and lonely. Over the years I’ve learned a great deal while facilitating Bible studies. I’ve found myself on college and university campuses, the beach, the streets, the hospital, the jail and the juvenile facility for incarcerated teens sharing God’s message of love. I also serve as an online missionary with Global Media Outreach. I’ve seen countless lives transformed when people turn away from sin and turn to Jesus. The changes God makes are real and lasting. These are some of my experiences. NOTE: My stories have been altered, removing any and all identifying factors. This includes names and other particulars in order to protect confidentiality and anonymity.
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8 Responses to It’s All Good! – Is It?

  1. Kristi Ann says:

    Great post Sister in Christ Jesus-Yeshua Kathleen!!

    We NEED to Pray for all our Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus-Yeshua!! “Pray Without Ceasing.” ( 1 Thessalonians 5:17 KJV )!!

    Love Always and Shalom,

    Kristi Ann

  2. Matthew says:

    Always thought the slang of using words like ‘bad’ or ‘sick’ to mean ‘good’, are a literal example of people calling good ‘evil’ and vice versa.

    • Kathleen says:

      I agree, Matthew. I hear it all the time, especially among young people. In fact I overheard a teenager say a piece of jewelry looked “bad.” I asked him if he meant it’s really good. He said he did. So then I told him what the Bible said. He listened with interest and seemed appreciative.

  3. Dorothy T. says:

    Yes. I agree we are in the last days of this world because there is so much evil that is welcomed and encouraged in people’s lives today and they have turned away from God.
    There is also a HUGE hidden trap that people fall into (already have fallen into) as seen in the first example, where people call themselves “Christian” but think it is okay to continue in a life of sin, and they say, “Well, I’m already forgiven.”
    When I was 18, I remember talking with my Grandma about this problem and how one cannot be a true follower of Christ and keep (what Grandma called “pet sins”) a life of sin going “on the side”. This is such a huge lie that so many people have bought into and need to be warned about.

  4. Frank King says:

    Love it! Kathleen. It is appalling to see how spiritually blinded our world has become. It is true that the enemy has blinded the mind of the unbeliever (2 Cor. 4:4). But I also believe the church needs to wake up to her calling to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world.

    • Kathleen says:

      Absolutely! Recently, a couple in another church in our community, had their baby dedicated. Yet the couple isn’t even married! How can they promise to raise that child to honor God’s ways, when they aren’t doing it themselves!

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