Explore the goodness of God and its significance in our lives through biblical teachings and personal anecdotes. Discover how God’s goodness flows within us and how we can partake in it by becoming a new creation in Christ Jesus. I once heard a story, about a man who was a prisoner and was very strong, I mean when it comes to causing trouble, fighting, and the likes, he is always in for it. With this, together with his size and muscles, he had lost all his front teeth as a result of wrestling.
On a particular day, some missionaries came for a prison outreach, and to everyone’s surprise, he volunteered to sing, sing!!! Everyone was surprised that such a man of great strength, who no man dares to challenge or offend, would be so humble for such an occasion.
God is not always seen as satisfying as when seen in His other character as God. God’s Strength is a source of relief and motivation for his children.
Now, what does the goodness of God means? This is one of the qualities of God; it also showcases His very inherent nature. God’s very essence is accurately good. Nahum 1:7 tells us: “The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble and, he knoweth them that trust in Him.”
He is the groundwork of goodness and everything good. He has no source, but He is the source of goodness. From the beginning, the goodness of God has been seen to span from generation to generation. In Genesis 1:31, God saw all he had made and that it was good. Seeing precedes goodness, what do you see? No man deserves the goodness of God but it is available to us irrespective of our state or status in life. “He causes His sun to rise on the evil and sends rain to the righteous and unrighteous.” -Mathew 5:45 (KJV). We can also say that goodness is the personality of God, and that’s what and who He is.
He relates His goodness with us. The lyrics of an old song say, “I have seen the Lord’s goodness his mercy and compassion, I have seen the Lord’s goodness hallelujah praise the Lord…” We can relate to this as we think back on how he has met our needs individually or collectively.
These goodness are poured over us continually.
King David knew this and that was why he wrote in Psalm 23:6a, “Surely Goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life…”
God’s goodness is for all, yet many don’t feel God’s love or have tasted His goodness; it looks like God is partial, but He is not! Did I just strike a cord? The reasoning lies within us individually. Human beings might have good habits or acts, but that goodness does not come from us but God. True goodness comes from someone who is sincerely good and wants the good of others.
God’s goodness is coded in us as His creature. This means the goodness of God flows in us.
Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” This means the goodness of God flows in us.
God’s goodness is revealed in His good plans for our lives.
In Jeremiah 29:11, the scripture also says He has us in His plan for good.
“They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.….” (NLT).
The secret to fully partake of this is to come to Christ Jesus and become a new creation in Him. In Christ Jesus are life, hope and rest. John 14:6.
We can not come to Jesus Christ unless the Father draws us to Him. “No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him..” John 6:44.
If you are there reading this and you have not given your life to Jesus, I want to tell you it’s not too late and, it’s not a mistake you are drawn from God at this moment to corporate with Him by accepting Him as your personal Lord and savior, or you might have come across this article and, you have been struggling with God for a very long time as to the call He has placed in your hands, I want to tell you that this is just the best time to surrender all to Him as He has chosen you to be partaker of His divine nature.
You might be going through tough times at the moment, but I want you to know that God has stored His goodness like a precious treasure in life’s tasks that are prepared for us.
That is, by walking in the works that God has prepared for you(be it tough or smooth or both) and also serving Him in faith and love, we will partake of the boundless riches of God’s goodness.
Finally, everything God does is for our good.
Romans 8:28. We can see His goodness all around us and, in our lives, as seen in the sustaining provisions made available for us from farm produce that provides our food, the water that we drink, and to the air, we breathe.
God’s goodness is the most important part of our Christian faith.
Our aim should always be to show the goodness of God to others daily.
Here is a poem that shows a bit of the goodness of God.
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