I’ve referred to it a few times, but today I want to dedicate an entire post to the goodness of God. Before I came into contact with the true God, I was overshadowed by the perception that He was a very angry God, waiting for any opportunity to chastise me. I had no joy, and I lived under constant condemnation. The moment I came to understand His character and His heart towards mankind, I was set free. There are numerous verses that speak of God’s goodness and character:
“And this is the message [the message of promise] which we have heard from Him and now are reporting to you: God is Light, and there is no darkness in Him at all [ no, not in any way].” 1 John 1:5
“If you then, evil as you are, know how to give good and advantageous gifts to your children, how much more will your Father Who is in heaven [perfect as He is] give good and advantageous things to those who keep on asking Him!” Matt 7:11
“He did this that He might clearly demonstrate through the ages to come the immeasurable (limitless, surpassing) riches of His free grace (His unmerited favor) in [His] kindness and goodness of heart toward us in Christ Jesus.” Eph 2:7
We are blessed to know and love a good God. He made it so easy to love Him, how can anyone resist?
“But let him who glories glory in this: that he understands and knows Me [personally and practically, directly discerning and recognizing My character], that I am the Lord, Who practices loving-kindness, judgement, and righteousness in the earth, for in these things I delight, says the Lord.” Jer 9:24