The thing I can’t walk away from is that the Bible doesn’t just say that God does good things. It says that God IS good. It’s not just what he does ; it’s who he is — and who he is never changes. In Psalm 46, the psalmist says , “ God is our refuge and strength, a present help in times of trouble.
Psalm 100:5 “For the LORD is good ; His loving kindness is everlasting And His faithfulness to all generations.”
15 Bible verses to remind you of how good God really is Nahum 1:7. Mark 10:18. Psalm 31:19–20. Psalm 34:8. Psalm 86:5. Psalm 100:5. ALSO READ: God’s goodness and other important faith lessons I learned from The Shack. Psalm 107:1.
All of the things you receive in your life that give you happiness are because you believe in God . “Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy .” The Good News: The people who make a few sacrifices will receive life-long happiness and good health. “The joy of the Lord is your strength.”
1 : the quality or state of being good. 2 —used interjectionally or in phrases especially to express mild surprise or shockoh, my goodness ! goodness knows. 3 : the nutritious, flavorful, or beneficial part of something.
In order to describe God’s attributes, or characteristics, theologians use three important terms: omnipotence , omniscience , and omnipresence .
God’s goodness is based on His character. Which means that your career advancement and good health are unrelated to whether or not He is good . He is good and He is good all the time – no matter what our circumstances might be. Job loses his kids, his health, his wealth and friends; His wife says, “Curse God !”
Pastor Dave: God is good all the time . And all the time , God is good . Josh Wheaton: Only a real risk can test the reality of belief.
Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
But, the Bible tells us that the word ‘ good ‘ actually means holy, pure and righteousness. Literally goodness is godliness. Goodness can often be seen in our actions, but our heart also has to be pure. The goodness of Christ is to be demonstrated in our lives every day.
David penned the word, “Surely”. It really doesn’t mean that we are deserving of “ goodness and mercy ”, just the fact that God promises it to us in spite of our doubt, rebellion or even plan stubbornness. However, I do know that God’s abundant love, goodness and mercy will be there with me and also with you.
The World English Bible translates the passage as: But seek first God’s Kingdom , and. his righteousness; and all these. things will be given to you as well.
The key to true happiness is being able to discover it in every moment, not waiting for it to arrive with the achievement of some future goal. Living a passionate life is the fulfillment that comes from the process of creation. The happiness that comes from achieving a goal is fleeting at best.
Loving kindness, justice and righteousness make Him happy . God not only delights in these things, but does them! God not only delighted in loving kindness, justice and righteousness. He delights in them now.
Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Knowing God is who He says He is is great. Believing God will do what he says He can do is also good. But, the joy of the Lord is something you experience to gain this strength.