1050 God, goodness of

1050 God, goodness of

All God’s perfect qualities are made freely available to all for the benefit of the whole world.

God alone is good

Mk 10:18 pp Mt 19:17 pp Lk 18:19

God demonstrates his goodness

In his actions Ps 119:68 See also 2Ch 30:18; Ne 9:20; Ps 73:1; Ps 143:10; Ac 10:38; Ro 2:4

In his work of creation 1Ti 4:4 See also Ge 1:4,31; Ps 145:9

In his love Ps 86:5 See also 1Ch 16:34 pp Ps 106:1; Ps 25:7-8; Ps 69:16; Ps 100:5

In his gifts Jas 1:17 See also Nu 13:27; Dt 8:7; Dt 26:11; Heb 9:11

In his promises Jos 23:14-15 See also 2Sa 7:28 pp 1Ch 17:26; 1Ki 8:56; Jer 29:10

In his commands Ps 119:39 See also Ps 19:7; Ro 7:12,16; Ro 12:2

God’s goodness is to be experienced

God is good to those who trust him Ps 34:8; Na 1:7 See also Ex 33:19; 2Ch 7:10; Job 42:11; Ps 31:19-20; Ps 84:11; Ps 86:17; La 3:25; Am 5:14-15; 1Pe 2:3

God’s people can rely on his goodness Jer 32:40 See also Ps 23:6; Ps 27:13; Mt 7:11 pp Lk 11:13; Php 1:6

God works positively for good in unfavourable circumstances

Ge 50:20 See also Ac 2:23-24; Ro 8:28; 2Co 4:17; Heb 12:10

God’s goodness is to be praised

Ps 135:3 See also Dt 8:10; 2Ch 5:13; 2Ch 7:3; Ps 86:5; Ps 136:1; Ps 145:7

See also

1030God, compassion
1055God, grace & mercy
1085God, love of
1330God, the provider
1335blessing
4005creation
4464harvest
5187taste
5854experience of God
7435sacrifice, in OT
8352thankfulness
8609prayer as praise & thanksgiving

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