The premises of grace

Give thanks to the Lord because He is good and His love endures forever. 1 Chr. 16:34

God’s goodness and love are reasons to be thankful. These aspects of His nature are the premises of grace. God isn’t waiting for us to mess up so He can punish us. He doesn’t abandon us when we mess up. He doesn’t cause evil. None of this can be inferred if this premise are true. If God is good and God loves then when something bad happens (especially if it was our bad) we can conclude that His response is redemptive and restorative. This is reason to give thanks.

Lord, thank You for being the way that You are.