Friday, September 14, 2012

God is Good!

Rom 2:4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?

His goodness brought me to Him when I lived in sin.

His goodness keeps me on the path when I am tempted to stray.

His goodness leads me back to Him when I have fallen.

His goodness will be my ticket to Paradise when I depart this life.

His goodness is extended to everyone, even now.

Please don’t despise the goodness of God.


Teresa said...

A good companion verse might be Psalm 25:7 "Remember not the sins of my youth...remember thou me for thy goodness sake, O Lord." Wonder if that's where we get the expression "for goodness sake"? ;-)

Pastor Fuller said...

I like what Easton's says: Goodness of God
A perfection of his character which he exercises towards his creatures according to their various circumstances and relations (Psa_145:8, Psa_145:9; Psa_103:8; 1Jo_4:8). Viewed generally, it is benevolence; as exercised with respect to the miseries of his creatures it is mercy, pity, compassion, and in the case of impenitent sinners, long-suffering patience; as exercised in communicating favour on the unworthy it is grace. “Goodness and justice are the several aspects of one unchangeable, infinitely wise, and sovereign moral perfection. God is not sometimes merciful and sometimes just, but he is eternally infinitely just and merciful.” God is infinitely and unchangeably good (Zep_3:17), and his goodness is incomprehensible by the finite mind (Rom_11:35, Rom_11:36). “God's goodness appears in two things, giving and forgiving.”

Anonymous said...

I like the reminder that He is unchanging and is ALWAYS good...sometimes too easy to disregard. If we go to the Word and remember His sacrifice for us we can be reminded of this time and again!