God is good. I would hope we could all agree on that. How is God’s goodness expressed in the Scriptures? Today we will explore God’s word and find out. Yesterday we looked at the recipients of the Lord’s goodness. Today we will see that we have goodness. Goodness is defined as uprightness of heart and life, goodness, kindness. We will see examples of this in today’s Scriptures.
- 2 Chronicles 32:32 Now the rest of the acts of Hezekiah, and his goodness, behold, they are written in the vision of Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, and in the book of the kings of Judah and Israel.
- 2 Chronicles 35:26 Now the rest of the acts of Josiah, and his goodness, according to that which was written in the law of the Lord,
- Romans 15:14 And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another.
- Ephesians 5:9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;)
- 2 Thessalonians 1:11 Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power:
Hezekiah and Josiah, righteous King’s of Israel, exemplified uprightness of heart and kindness toward their people. Paul, after teaching about sin, salvation, sanctification, and victory over sin, tells the Roman’s that because of what they had been taught, they were full of goodness, were filled with knowledge, and needed to admonish one another.
I hope this study on goodness has been an encouragement to you. Please feel free to share it with your friends and families.
Have a wonderful day.
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001