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It’s a popular expression. It describes events and experiences surpassing our most positive expectations. That was “so good” we say!
Goodness also describes the actions and nature of people. When someone shows unexpected or undeserved kindness to us, we call them “good.” When someone displays generosity to us, we think of them as “good.” When someone goes out of their way to help us, we appreciate the “goodness” they demonstrate.
The Bible shows us a God who is good. James, the New Testament writer, says it this way in James 1:17 (NIV) “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father …”
The psalm writer echoed this assessment of God’s character and nature in Psalm 34:8 (NIVP) “Taste and see that the Lord is good …”
Why is it important to remember God’s goodness? Because it transforms the way you relate to Him. It changes the way you pray. You approach God with greater confidence. Admitting sins to God no longer is a frightful thing, it’s a helpful thing. You’re confessing your failures to a loving God. It increases your peace. You know you’re secure with a God who is good! Praise becomes more natural and consistent when you trust the God who is good!
God is good! He is so good!