Good Will is God’s Way

Fri, Nov 13, 2020

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The Apostle Paul said, 15 Some preach Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from good will. 16 The latter do it out of love, knowing that I am put here (in prison) for the defense of the gospel.”    (Philippians 1:15-16 ESV Bold added)

I had to ask myself this morning, Am I a man of good will or do I internally harbor less excellent motives at times?” I think you know the answer.

Good will is defined as “kindly intent; benevolence”. On the night our Savior, Jesus, was born in Bethlehem, the angels appeared to the low cast shepherds considered the dregs of society back then.

And suddenly the angels appeared and said, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”  (Luke 2:14 KJV Bold added)

In verse 10-11 of Luke 2, he writes, 10 And the Angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.”  (KJV Bold added)

‘Good or glad tidings’ literally means “…they preached the gospel to these shepherds, who were regarded as social outcasts.” ( David Guzik Commentary www.blueletterbible.org )

God’s way is clearly mercy, grace, underserved kindness, and His provision-gift of His only Son…all of which are His good will toward us.

Let us pray for each other today that not only would we be messenger-ambassadors for these glad Gospel tidings but that we also would be men and women of His good will toward all we meet both in person, on the phone, and digitally.

Be blessed by this incredible song [PENTATONIX] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJsC0Xr7lq8

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