4 For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, 5 because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer. 1 Timothy 4:4-5
In this brief reading in Paul’s letter to Timothy, Paul states quite clearly that “everything God created is good” – a statement that echoes what we read in Genesis, where it says that “God saw everything that He had made, and indeed, it was very good” (1:31). Paul is trying to make the point that, while there were teachers in their time trying to tell the people that there were things that were evil and should be avoided, they are not bad or evil , because God, as The Creator and Provider, brought them into being, and they should be received through thanksgiving and prayer.
Let us pray please : Creator and Ever Giving God, you bring blessings to our lives every day – Your provision for us in all things is kind and loving – we are indeed grateful for all. Teach us Lord to follow You in the paths that you would have us walk – paths of kindness and justice to others, paths of compassion for the less fortunate. As Your church here in this world, we desire to provide others with the knowledge of You and Your Son Jesus, who was victorious over sin and death. We pray all in His Name. Amen.
Yours in Christ , Rollie