QuotesMarch 18, 2009 Common Grace vs. Special Grace “God is good to all in some ways but good to some in all ways” (JI Packer, Knowing God). Related Subscribe to MichaelKelley.coNever miss a new post. Subscribe to receive these posts in your inbox and to receive information about new discipleship resources. SUBSCRIBE! You have successfully subscribed. Click here to download your bonus. Share on Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google + LinkedIn Email Previous articleThe Abuse of Doctrine Next articleBonhoeffer's Beginning You may also like A Christian Can Defeat Himself in 2 Ways The Bible is Its Own Evangelist Oswald Chambers on Pain 4 Comments Becky says: March 18, 2009 at 8:41 pm Wow. Rod Carroll says: March 19, 2009 at 2:25 am Great quote! Thanks for sharing it. Michael K. says: March 19, 2009 at 1:22 pm No problem, Rod – In truth, you can pretty much turn to any page in Packer and find something that will change your life. Christopher Lake says: March 20, 2009 at 5:26 am I agree. J.I. Packer’s Knowing God is a book which every Christian who is able to read should read. Nathan Penn says: January 30, 2010 at 5:46 pm God is good to us in all ways, not only a certain few. Some may look like they have it all, but if we wish we had that isn’t that breaking the tenth commandment. “Thou shall not covet”. The Lord blesses us all in every aspect of life. The Lord doesn’t put you through somehting that you can’t handle or come out blessed by. Michael K. says: February 1, 2010 at 11:44 am Nathan – I believe the point of Packer’s quote is to say that there are common graces that apply to everyone. The rain comes down, the seasons change, your heart continues to beat – these blessings are passed out indiscriminately. So God is good to all in some ways. The Christians are the “some.” Because we have been made sons and daughters of God in Christ, God is good to us in all ways. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.