In the Webster’s1828 dictionary, goodness is defined as; kindness, benevolence, acts of kindness and favor shown.
One part I love of the definition is acts of kindness. I often talk about doing acts of kindness. As we do acts of kindness, we are also sowing a seed for a harvest of His acts of kindness toward us. We are sowing goodness…. isn’t that awesome!
As I continued to study God’s goodness, I came across several scriptures concerning His goodness. Let me share them with you today;
Psalm 27:13; I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord In the land of the living.
Psalm 107:14-21; He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death and broke their chains in pieces. Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men! For He has broken the gates of bronze and cut the bars of iron in two. Fools, because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, were afflicted. Their soul abhorred all manner of food, and they drew near to the gates of death. Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and He saved them out of their distresses. He sent His word and healed them and delivered them from their destructions. Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!
Exodus 34:6; And the Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth.
2 Chronicles 6:41; Now therefore, Arise, O Lord God, to Your resting place, You and the ark of Your strength. Let Your priests, O Lord God, be clothed with salvation, and let Your saints rejoice in goodness.
Jeremiah 31:12; Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, Streaming to the goodness of the Lord– For wheat and new wine and oil, For the young of the flock and the herd; Their souls shall be like a well-watered garden, And they shall sorrow no more at all.
God is good!