Tuesday, September 11, 2018

God is Good

God is good. Please notice that I didn’t put an adverb in front of His goodness. I didn’t say God is occasionally. good or God is partially good. No! Plain and simple, God is good. Goodness is part of God’s character (attributes) and there is not even the slightest imperfection about it.  

God’s goodness is not limited to an internal quality. It extends to all that He does. Everything He does is good. Whether it’s creating a “good” world, or working all things together for “good,” or the sanctifying work He does according to His “good” pleasure, God is good! 

Now comes the big question: What should our response be, as creatures of such a good God? 

Here’s one thing the Psalmist pointed to, “O that men would praise the Lord for His goodness” [107.8]. The Psalmist was right, our worship is a reasonable response to the goodness of God.

Furthermore, we should pray to our good God for guidance as the Psalmist did, “Thou art good, and doest good; teach me Thy statutes.” 

Say it with me, “God is good, all the time. All the time, God is good.” Do you really admire the goodness of God? If so, your heart’s desire will be to learn and emulate His ways in all you do.

Thou art good, and doest good; teach me Thy statutes. Psalm 119.68

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