God is Good _ Attributes of God

8 ABC’s of God’s Goodness

Good: possessing desirable qualities, beneficial, agreeable; moral excellence, piety; kind, benevolent

Gen 1:31a And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good.
Exo 33:19a And he said, "I will make all my goodness pass before you and will proclaim before you my name 'The LORD.'
Psa 31:19a Oh, how abundant is your goodness, which you have stored up for those who fear you.
Psa 119:68 You are good and do good; teach me your statutes.
Mat 19:17a And he said to him, "Why do you ask me about what is good? There is only one who is good.
Jas 1:17a Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights.

Acts 10:38b [Jesus] went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.

Psa 16:2 I say to the LORD, "You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you."
Mic 6:8 He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

Yes, we are called to mirror God’s goodness. But we can’t do it by our own willpower. When I see non-believers do good, I wonder: Where does their power to do it come from? Doesn’t it have to come from God, too, even if they don’t know it? Does it still glorify him?

Lord, forgive us for often choosing the easy thing, or the selfish thing, or the proud thing instead of the good thing you have empowered us to do through your Spirit.

Also forgive us when we doubt your goodness. We often say, “God is so good,” yet we and unbelievers alike struggle the most with “why do bad things happen to good people?” (And who among us is “good”?!) Grant us more faith to delight, not doubt, what you are doing, even if, at times, it appears bad instead of good. If it is from your hand, it is good.

Father, I praise you for being Good personified! Let us brag of your goodness, and imitate it to others so that you may be glorified for it.

Psalm 145:9 The LORD is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made.


Deanna said...

Lisa I wanted to tell you how much I enjoy reading your blog. Thank you for the inspiring, thought invoking posts! :)

Deanna Bender

Lisa said...

Thanks, Deanna. I appreciate your encouragement. We're all in this together!


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