When we say that God is good, what do we mean? Have you ever thought about it? Here is how I would reflect on God’s goodness – what do you think?
1.) Moral Purity – 2.) Holiness – 3.) Righteousness – 4.) Justice – 5.) Integrity – 6.) Genuineness – 7.) Veracity – 8.) Faithfulness – 9.) Love – 10.) Benevolence – 11.) Grace – 12.) Mercy – 13.) Persistence Can you think of any others?
Genesis 1:31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning–the sixth day.
Exodus 33:19 And the Lord said, “I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim my name, the Lord, in your presence. I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.
2 Chron. 5:13 The trumpeters and singers joined in unison, as with one voice, to give praise and thanks to the Lord. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and other instruments, they raised their voices in praise to the Lord and sang: “He is good;his love endures forever.” Then the temple of the Lord was filled with a cloud,
2 Chron. 6:41 “Now arise, O Lord God, and come to your resting place,you and the ark of your might. May your priests, O Lord God, be clothed with salvation, may your saints rejoice in your goodness.
2 Chron. 30:18 Although most of the many people who came from Ephraim, Manasseh, Issachar and Zebulun had not purified themselves, yet they ate the Passover, contrary to what was written. But Hezekiah prayed for them, saying, “May the Lord, who is good, pardon everyone
Psalm 25:7-8 Remember not the sins of my youth and my rebellious ways;according to your love remember me, for you are good, O Lord. 8Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in his ways.
Psalm 31:19 How great is your goodness, which you have stored up for those who fear you, which you bestow in the sight of men on those who take refuge in you.
Psalm 34:8 Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.
Psalm 52:9 I will praise you forever for what you have done; in your name I will hope, for your name is good. I will praise you in the presence of your saints.
Psalm 73:1 A psalm of Asaph. Surely God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart.
Psalm 84:11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor;no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.
Psalm 100:5 For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.
Psalm 106:1 Praise the Lord. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;his love endures forever.
Psalm 107:1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.
Psalm 118:1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.
Psalm 119:1 Blessed are they whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the Lord.
Psalm 135:3 Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good; sing praise to his name, for that is pleasant.
Jeremiah 33:10-11 “This is what the Lord says: ‘You say about this place, “It is a desolate waste, without men or animals.” Yet in the towns of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem that are deserted, inhabited by neither men nor animals, there will be heard once more 11the sounds of joy and gladness, the voices of bride and bridegroom, and the voices of those who bring thank offerings to the house of the Lord, saying, “Give thanks to the Lord Almighty, for the Lord is good; his love endures forever.” For I will restore the fortunes of the land as they were before,’ says the Lord.
Lament. 3:25 The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him;
Nahum 1:7 The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him,
Matthew 5:45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.
Matthew 7:11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!
Matthew 19:17 “Why do you ask me about what is good?” Jesus replied. “There is only One who is good. If you want to enter life, obey the commandments.”
Mark 10:18 “Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good–except God alone.
Acts 14:17 Yet he has not left himself without testimony: He has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons; he provides you with plenty of food and fills your hearts with joy.”
Romans 8:32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all–how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?
2 Thes. 1:11 With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may count you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may fulfill every good purpose of yours and every act prompted by your faith.
James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. James 1:17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
2 Peter 1:3 His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.