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Goodness of God

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

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God alone is good

Mark 10:18 NASB95
And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good except God alone.

God demonstrates his goodness

In his actions

Psalm 119:68 NASB95
You are good and do good; Teach me Your statutes.
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In his work of creation

1 Timothy 4:4 NASB95
For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with gratitude;
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In his love

Psalm 86:5 NASB95
For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, And abundant in lovingkindness to all who call upon You.
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In his gifts

James 1:17 NASB95
Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.
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In his promises

Joshua 23:14–15 NASB95
“Now behold, today I am going the way of all the earth, and you know in all your hearts and in all your souls that not one word of all the good words which the Lord your God spoke concerning you has failed; all have been fulfilled for you, not one of them has failed. “It shall come about that just as all the good words which the Lord your God spoke to you have come upon you, so the Lord will bring upon you all the threats, until He has destroyed you from off this good land which the Lord your God has given you.
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In his commands

Psalm 119:39 NASB95
Turn away my reproach which I dread, For Your ordinances are good.
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God’s goodness is to be experienced

God is good to those who trust him

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God’s people can rely on his goodness

Jeremiah 32:40 NASB95
“I will make an everlasting covenant with them that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; and I will put the fear of Me in their hearts so that they will not turn away from Me.
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God works positively for good in unfavourable circumstances

Genesis 50:20 NASB95
“As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive.
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God’s goodness is to be praised

Psalm 135:3 NASB95
Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good; Sing praises to His name, for it is lovely.
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Deuteronomy 8:10 NASB95
“When you have eaten and are satisfied, you shall bless the Lord your God for the good land which He has given you.
2 Chronicles 5:13 NASB95
in unison when the trumpeters and the singers were to make themselves heard with one voice to praise and to glorify the Lord, and when they lifted up their voice accompanied by trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and when they praised the Lord saying, “He indeed is good for His lovingkindness is everlasting,” then the house, the house of the Lord, was filled with a cloud,
2 Chronicles 7:3 NASB95
All the sons of Israel, seeing the fire come down and the glory of the Lord upon the house, bowed down on the pavement with their faces to the ground, and they worshiped and gave praise to the Lord, saying, “Truly He is good, truly His lovingkindness is everlasting.”
Psalm 86:5 NASB95
For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, And abundant in lovingkindness to all who call upon You.
Psalm 136:1 NASB95
Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 145:7 NASB95
They shall eagerly utter the memory of Your abundant goodness And will shout joyfully of Your righteousness.
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