â€œHis divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodnessâ€ (2 Peter 1:3).
Do you ever wonder why God is so good?Â Itâ€™s certainly not because we deserve it or that He feels a need to buy our love and allegiance with His benefits.Â God is good and He delights in doing good things for us.Â Thatâ€™s who He is!Â Thatâ€™s His character.Â He cannot be or do anything but good.
His signature is seen on His creationâ€”evidence of His power and reflective of His glory.Â â€œThe heavens declare the glory of God; and the skies proclaim the work of His hands.â€ (Psalm 19:1). It also reveals His goodnessâ€”â€œGod saw all that He had made it was very goodâ€ (Genesis 1:31).
Â CONSTANT REMINDERS
The sky and the stars, the waves and the sea,
The dew on the grass, the leaves on a tree
Are constant reminders of God and His nearness,
Proclaiming His presence with crystal-like clearness.â€”Helen Steiner Rice
He is exalted high above all (Psalm 57:5, 11).Â He is the blessed Sovereign Ruler over everyone and everything (1 Timothy 6:15, Philips).Â What a terrifying thought if He were evil; but how exhilarating to know that He is altogether righteous, loving, and goodâ€”an all-wise God who knows all things and always desires His best for us.
Our Creator God has initiated a relationship with us through His Son Jesus Christ.Â His indwelling Spirit enables us to walk with Him every moment of the day!Â We can pray for Godâ€™s blessings and favorâ€”that we may know His ways and make known His marvelous salvation (Psalm 67:1-2).Â His daily blessings prove that He is good indeed.Â But how will the world know these things about Him if we donâ€™t praise Him for His goodness to us? (Psalm 67:2-3).Â Joe Stowell says, â€œConsuming His blessings without communicating His goodness shortchanges the very purpose of His gifts of grace in our lives.â€
Why not share with a loved one soon the exhilaration of a glorious sunrise, a dazzling sunset, or a spectacular starry sky?Â And the most precious gift of allâ€”the free gift of salvation! (Romans 1:16). Charles Spurgeon said, â€œI have a great need for Christ; I have a great Christ for my need. â€œ
As endless as God’s blessings are,
So should my praises be
For all His daily goodnesses
That flow unceasingly! â€“Adams