Today in chapel Eiki, one of the Mosaic Church interns, talked to us about a time when she was young and she disobeyed her parents. Eiki was looking forward to playing with her best friend, Kate, but her parents had asked her to clean her room before Kate came over. Eiki did not enjoy cleaning her room, so she didn’t do it! As a result, her parents could not allow her to play with Kate that day.
Noah, a character in the Bible, was a good man who obeyed and loved God. When God saw that the entire world, except Noah, was disobedient and evil, He decided to flood the world and destroy it. But God saved Noah and his family by allowing them to go inside a big boat called an ark. God was both fair (or just) and loving. God punished the people who were evil and He saved Noah. After the flood was over and Noah came out of the ark, God placed a rainbow in the sky to remind everyone of His promise to never again destroy the earth with a flood.
John Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
16 Yes, God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him would not be lost but have eternal life.
God is still fair, just, and loving. The good news is that God sent His son Jesus to the world to take the punishment for our disobedience. On our own, we could never be good enough to go to heaven because all of us have done things that displease God. God loves us so much that He allowed Jesus to die on the cross for us. We deserve punishment for our sins, but Jesus took our place!
1. What does it mean to you that God is fair/just? What does it mean when someone is fair/just?
2. What does it mean to you that God is good? What does it mean when someone is good?
3. Why is it important that God is both just and good? Why is it important for us to be both just and good?
I’m thankful that God is both just and good and that He sent Jesus to pay for my sin!
Jan Rogers, Director
Building an Eternal Foundation~I Cor.