Ultimately, God’s goodness is seen in His plan to redeem me from missing His goal (aka sin).
The gospel is “good news.” In His goodness, God sent His Son to become the perfect and blameless sacrifice so I could be forgiven of my sins.
God does not want “anyone to perish but everyone to come to radically change our thinking (aka repentance)” (2 Peter 3:9), and it is “the goodness of God that leads you to repentance” (Romans 2:4).
- Not only is God good, God is in a good mood. God does good. His love is grounded in goodness. As King David says about God, “You are good and do good; Teach me Your statutes.”
- Jesus challenges me to understand the scope of God’s goodness. “He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.”
God is Good — Shown in His Love: God demonstrates his goodness in His love for me. God loves me so much, He gave His only Son to be sacrificed for me. Now that is good and that is real love.
- Psalm 86:5 — For You, Master, are good, and ready to forgive, And abundant in lovingkindness to all who call upon You.
- 1 Chronicles 16:34 — O give thanks to the Master, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
- Psalm 25:7–8 — Do not remember the sins of my youth or my transgressions; According to Your lovingkindness remember me, For Your goodness’ sake, O Master. Good and upright is the Master; Therefore He instructs sinners in the way.
- Psalm 69:16 — Answer me, O Master, for Your lovingkindness is good; According to the greatness of Your compassion, turn to me,
- Psalm 100:5 — For the Master is good; His lovingkindness is everlasting and His faithfulness to all generations.