THE POWER AND PURPOSE OF GOD’S GOODNESS

His 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 goodness” (2 Peter 1:3).

Do you ever wonder why God is so good?  It’s certainly not because we deserve it or that He feels a need to buy our love and allegiance with His benefits.  God is good and He delights in doing good things for us.  That’s who He is!  That’s His character.  He cannot be or do anything but good.

His signature is seen on His creation—evidence of His power and reflective of His glory.  “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the skies proclaim the work of His hands.” (Psalm 19:1). It also reveals His goodness—“God saw all that He had made it was very good” (Genesis 1:31).

 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.—Helen Steiner Rice

He is exalted high above all (Psalm 57:5, 11).  He is the blessed Sovereign Ruler over everyone and everything (1 Timothy 6:15, Philips).  What a terrifying thought if He were evil; but how exhilarating to know that He is altogether righteous, loving, and good—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.  His indwelling Spirit enables us to walk with Him every moment of the day!  We can pray for God’s blessings and favor—that we may know His ways and make known His marvelous salvation (Psalm 67:1-2).  His daily blessings prove that He is good indeed.  But how will the world know these things about Him if we don’t praise Him for His goodness to us? (Psalm 67:2-3).  Joe Stowell says, “Consuming His blessings without communicating His goodness shortchanges the very purpose of His gifts of grace in our lives.”

Why not share with a loved one soon the exhilaration of a glorious sunrise, a dazzling sunset, or a spectacular starry sky?  And the most precious gift of all—the free gift of salvation! (Romans 1:16). Charles Spurgeon said, “I have a great need for Christ; I have a great Christ for my need. “

As endless as God’s blessings are,

So should my praises be

For all His daily goodnesses

That flow unceasingly! –Adams