Truly God is Good to Israel, and to such as are Pure in Heart.

 

“I will feed them in good pasture, and their fold shall be on the high mountains of Israel. There they shall lie down in a good fold and feed in rich pasture on the mountains of Israel.” Ezekiel 34:14.

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Good, tob, Strong’s #2896: What is good, goodness; whatever is right, pleasant, or happy, what is pleasing in the sight of God; the opposite of sorrow or evil. In the book of beginnings Genesis, we read the evaluations of the Creator and His product expressed in a term repeated seven times. “God saw the light, that it was good.”

The divine approval formula expressed seven times.

  • And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. Genesis 1:4.
  • And god called the dry land Earth, and the gathering together of the waters He called Seas. And God saw that it was good vs.10.
  • And the earth brought forth grass, the herb that yields seed according to its kind, and the tree that yields fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its kind. And God saw it was good vs.12.
  • And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good vs.18.
  • So God created the great sea creatures and every living thing that moves, with which the waters abounded, according to their kind. And God saw that it was good vs. 21.
  • And god made the beast of the earth according to its kind, cattle according to its kind, everything that creeps on the earth according to its kind. And God saw that it was good vs.25.
  • Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day vs.31.

In our text, God speaks assurance to His flock that He will rescue them from their cruel leaders; He will find good (rich) pasture (in Palestine)to nourish them and will provide a fold (promised kingdom over Israel Acts 1:6) where they can rest in safety.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. duellmedicalsupply
    Apr 29, 2013 @ 16:00:22

    We all have but one God, we are all Israelist, We came from the same body,
    Gods Kingdom will be on Earth,when he comes back and cleanes the world of evil.He is waiting for he is a patient God for all of us to come to him and want peace.

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  2. Chris
    Apr 30, 2013 @ 01:14:40

    Interesting…change one letter of tob and you have Job, one of the best men who ever lived.

    Either the verses you have quoted from the first chapter of Genesis are true, or they are a myth. I believe they are literal; that evolution can be found nowhere in any of the words. How anyone can reconcile these words and Darwinian evolution is beyond me.

    Another thought-provoking post, Manny.

    Thank you.

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    • Mannyr
      Apr 30, 2013 @ 16:38:51

      I agree it is hard to comprehend people thinking that way. Not just thinking but building a whole philosophy at odds and against The Word of God. Man exalting himself above God. It is truly self-exaltation.

      Reply

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