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By William Campbell
Elder, Mission Bible Fellowship 

The Good that is Not Good Enough


Perhaps the hardest thing for us as Christians is to remember that we serve a sovereign God. This is especially true when people or circumstances seem to us to be out of control. It is at these times that we tend to try seizing control, forget all of God’s promises and try to find reason where only chaos exists.

We forget, or simply fail to call to mind, the reminder, “Our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” And thus we go into a spiritual battle unprepared. We leave behind the necessary armaments of truth, righteousness and the all-powerful sword of the Spirit, which is the word of truth.

We forget the words of Isaiah 55:11, “ is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.”

The Pharisees failed to recognize this, which is why Jesus admonished them for adding their traditions and interpretations to God’s word, in vain attempts to make his word more clear; in doing so, they often missed God’s meaning entirely. It is possible for us as Christians to do the very same thing when we attempt through various rules or regulations, to clarify or elaborate on God’s word. 

God’s love and grace are sufficient for us. When we trust in His word, we find the truth of Paul’s words to the Ephesians, “Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever Amen.”


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