Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Goodness of God

Ps 52:1 says – “The goodness of God endures continually.”

The goodness of God refers to the absolute perfection of his nature. We need to understand that there is such absolute perfection in God’s nature and being that His character lacks nothing, there is nothing defective in His nature and nothing can be added to His Nature.

Thomas Manton wrote: “He is originally good, good of Himself, which nothing else is; for all creatures are good only by participation and communication from God. He is essentially good; not only good but goodness itself… He is infinitely good, He is eternally and immutably good for He cannot be less good than He is…”

Arthur Pink wrote: “God is summum bonum, the chiefest good.”

Did you know that the original meaning of our English word God is “The Good” 

Ps 119:68 says “Thou art good and doest good.”

So, all that comes from God – His decrees, His creation, His laws, His providence can only be good. Take just a minute and think of where and when we see God’s goodness:
  • We see the goodness of God in the variety of pleasures He has given to us.
  • We see the goodness of God in His patient withholding of His wrath against sin
  • We see the goodness of God when He gave His Son to redeem us & adopt us as sons
Charles Spurgeon wrote: “When others behave badly to us, it should stir us up the more heartily to give thanks unto God, because He is good, and we ourselves are conscious that we are far from good, we should only the more reverently bless Him that He is good. We must never tolerate an instant of unbelief as to the goodness of God, whatever else may be questioned this is absolutely certain, that Jehovah is good, His dispensations may vary, but His nature is always the same.”

“The goodness of God endures continually.”

4 comments:

Scott said...

And as one of my favorite Flame songs reminds us "God's goodness should lead men to repentance!" (Rom. 2:4) Thanks for the "good" word, my friend.

pilgrimscottage said...

AMEN!!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

I also say "Amen" to your post, wonderful to read.

Yvconne.

Ron aka TheOldGeezer said...

Amen! God is good and we ain't! But praise be to God by the shed blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ we can be 100% good in God's eyes forever and ever amen!