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The Goodness of God: One of the Most Important Things there is
God's Goodness is one of the most important things that exists. It is God's goodness that that makes Him a Good God, it's what we Rely on and Trust in whether in Good or evil circumstances. No matter what happens, Knowing and Believing that God is Good, even if humans or life or things are not, makes everything different, better, lighter. If you wonder whether God is good, and if or how much His Word says about it, look at these many verses and See for yourself. Also, look at every sunrise, sunset, good deed, meal, child, star, mountain, and more, and See His Goodness. And the ultimate act of God and His Goodness, is Him dying on a cross for humanity's sin and sickness and evil, to give in exchange Righteousness, Health and Good and more to all who would Believe it for themselves and Follow Him. Amen/Agreed. Grace and Peace.
THE GOODNESS OF GOD IN HIS WORD/THE BIBLE:
God's Goodness in the Psalms:
"There are many who say, "Who will Show us some Good?" Lift up the Light of Your Face Upon us, O LORD [the] I AM!"
"I will Sing to the LORD [the] I AM for He has been Good to me."
"I say to the LORD [the] I AM, "You Are my Lord; I have no Good apart from You."
"For You Meet him with the Blessings of Good Things; You Set a Crown of Fine Gold on his head."
"Surely Goodness and Mercy shall Follow me all the days of my Life, and I shall Dwell in the House of the LORD [the] I AM forever."
"Remember not the sins of my youth or my transgressions; according to your Everlasting Unconditional Kindness-Love Remember me, for the Sake of Your Goodness, O LORD [the] I AM!"
"Good and Upright is the LORD [the] I AM; therefore He Teaches the Right Way [on the Path] to those who have gone astray."
"I Believe that I shall Look Upon the Goodness of the LORD [the] I AM in the Land of the Living!"
Oh, how Abundant is Your Goodness, which You have Stored up for those who Reverently and Worshipfully Fear You and Worked for those who Take Refuge in You, in the Sight of the children of mankind!
"Oh, Taste and See that the LORD [the] I AM is Good! Blessed is the man who Takes Refuge in Him!"
"those who Seek the LORD [the] I AM lack no Good thing."
"My Heart Overflows with a Good Theme; I address my verses to the King; my tongue is the Pen of a Ready Writer."
"Do Good to Zion in Your Good Pleasure; Build Up the Walls of Jerusalem;"
"I will Thank you forever, because You have Done it. I will Wait for Your Name, for it is Good, in the presence of the Godly."
"With a Freewill Offering I will Sacrifice to You; I will Give Thanks to your Name, O LORD [the] I AM, for it is Good."
"Blessed is the one You Choose and Bring Near, to Dwell in Your Courts! We shall be Satisfied with the Goodness of Your House, the Holiness of Your Temple!"
"Your Flock Found a Dwelling in it; in your Goodness, O God, You Provided for the Needy."
"Answer me, O LORD [the] I AM, for Your Everlasting Unconditional Kindness-Love is Good; according to Your Abundant Mercy, Turn to me"
"Truly God is Good."
"it is Good to be near God; I have Made the Lord God my Refuge; that I may Tell of all Your Works."
"For the LORD [the] I AM God is a Sun and Shield; the LORD [the] I AM Bestows Favor and Honor. No Good thing does He withhold from those who Walk Uprightly."
"Yes, the LORD [the] I AM will Give what is Good, and our land will yield its Increase."
"For you, O Lord, are Good and Forgiving, Abounding in Everlasting Unconditional Kindness-Love to all who Call upon You."
Give me a Sign of your Goodness, that my enemies may see it and be put to shame, for you, O LORD [the] I AM, have Helped me and Comforted me.
"It is Good to Give Thanks to the LORD [the] I AM, to Sing Praises to Your Name, O Most High; to Declare Your Everlasting Unconditional Kindness-Love in the morning, and Your Faithfulness by night." "It is Good to Praise the LORD [the] I AM and Make Music to Your Name, O Most High,"
"Sing to the LORD [the] I AM, Bless His Name; Proclaim Good Tidings of His Salvation from day to day."
"For the LORD [the] I AM is Good; His Unconditional Kindness-Love Endures forever, and His Faithfulness to all generations."
"Who Satisfies you with Goodso that Your youth is Renewed like the eagle’s."
"When You Give it to them, they gather it up; when You Open Your Hand, they are Filled with Good Things."
Praise the LORD [the] I AM! Oh Give Thanks to the LORD [the] I AM, for He is Good, for His Unconditional Kindness-Love Endures forever!
"Oh Give Thanks to the LORD [the] I AM, for He is Good, for His Everlasting Unconditional Kindness-Love Endures forever!"
"For He Satisfies the Longing Soul, and the Hungry Soul He Fills with Good Things."
"But You, O LORD [the] I AM my Lord, Deal on my behalf for Your Name’s Sake; because Your Everlasting Unconditional Kindness-Love is Good, Deliver me!"
"Be at Rest once more, O my Soul, for the LORD [the] I AM has been Good to you."
"How can I repay the LORD [the] I AM for all His Goodness to me?"
Psalm 118:1, 29,
"Oh Give Thanks to the LORD [the] I AM, for He is Good; for His Everlasting Unconditional Kindness-Love Endures forever!"
"Do Good to Your Servant, and I will Live; I will [Treasure and] Obey your Word."
"Turn away the reproach that I dread, for Your Rules are Good."
"Do Good to Your Servant according to Your Word, O LORD [the] I AM."
"Teach me Good Judgment and Knowledge, for I Believe in Your Commandments/Ways."
"You are Good and [You] Do Good; Teach me Your Ways/Statutes."
"It is Good for me that I was afflicted, that I might Learn Your Ways/Statutes."
"Give Your servant a Pledge of Good; let not the insolent oppress me."
"Do Good, O LORD [the] I AM, to those who are Good, and to those who are Upright in their Hearts!"
"Praise the LORD [the] I AM, for the LORD [the] I AM is Good; Sing to His Name, for it is Pleasant!"
"Give Thanks to the LORD [the] I AM, for He is Good, for His Unconditional Kindness-Love Endures forever."
"Set me Free from my prison, that I may Praise & Celebrate Your Name. Then the Righteous will gather about me because of Your Goodness to me."
"Teach me to do Your Will, for You are my God! Let your Good Spirit Lead me on Level Ground!"
"They shall Pour forth the Fame of Your Abundant Goodness and Sing aloud of Your Righteousness. They will Celebrate your Abundant Goodness and Joyfully Sing of Your Righteousness."
"The LORD [the] I AM is Good to all, and His Mercy is over all that He has Made." "The LORD [the] I AM is Good to all; He has Compassion on all He has Made."
"Praise the LORD [the] I AM. How Good it is to Sing Praises to our God, for He is Beautiful, how Pleasant & Fitting to Praise Him!"
"Yet He Filled their houses with Good Things"
"Agree with God, and be at Peace [Wholeness & Rest]; thereby Good will come to you."
God's Goodness in the Prophets:
"Then said Hezekiah to Isaiah, "The Word of the LORD [the] IAM that you have spoken is Good." For he thought, "There will be Peace and Security in my days."
"Get you Up to a High Mountain,O Zion, Herald of Good News; lift up your voice with Strength, O Jerusalem, Herald of Good News; lift it up, fear not; say to the cities of Judah, "Behold your God!"
"How Beautiful upon the Mountains are the feet of him who Brings Good news, who Publishes Peace [Wholeness & Rest], who Brings Good News of Happiness, who Publishes Salvation, who says to Zion, "Your God Reigns."
"A multitude of camels shall cover you, the young camels of Midian and Ephah; all those from Sheba shall come. They shall bring gold and frankincense, and shall bring Good News, the Praises & Celebrations of the LORD [the] I AM."
"The Spirit of the Lord God is Upon Me, because the LORD [the] I AM has Anointed Me to Bring Good News to the poor; He has Sent Me to Bind Up & Heal the brokenhearted, to Proclaim Liberty/Freedom/Forgiveness to the captives, and the Opening of the prison to those who are bound;"
"I will Recount the Everlasting Unconditional Kindness-Love of the LORD [the] I AM, the Praises & Celebrations of the LORD [the] I AM, according to all that the LORD [the] I AM has Granted us, and the Great Goodness to the house of Israel that He has Granted them according to His Compassion, according to the Abundance Everlasting Unconditional Kindness-Love."
"Thus Says the LORD [the] I AM: "Stand by the Crossroads, and Look, and Ask for the Ancient Paths, where the Good Way is; and Walk in it, and Find Rest for your souls."
"But as for me, Behold, I am in Your Hands. Do with me as Seems Good and Right to you."
"They shall come and sing aloud on the height of Zion, and they shall be radiant over the Goodness of the LORD [the] I AM, over the grain, the wine, and the oil, and over the young of the flock and the herd; their life shall be like a watered garden, and they shall languish no more.
"I will Feast the soul of the Priests with Abundance, and My people shall be Satisfied with My Goodness, declares the LORD [the] I AM."
"the Voice of Mirth [Joy] and the Voice of Gladness, the Voice of the Bridegroom and the Voice of the Bride, the Voices of those who Sing, as they bring Thank Offerings to the House of the LORD [the] I AM: "'Give Thanks to the LORD [the] I AM AllMightyof Hosts, for the LORD [the] I AM is Good, for His Unconditional Kindness-Love endures forever!' For I will Restore the fortunes of the land as at first, Says the LORD [the] I AM.
"Whether it is Good or bad, we will obey the voice of the LORD [the] I AM our God to whom we are sending you, that it may be well with us when we obey the voice of the LORD [the] I AM our God."
"The LORD [the] I AM is Good to those who wait for him,to the soul who seeks him. It is Good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD [the] I AM."
"And I will Multiply on you man and beast, and they shall Multiply and be Fruitful. And I will cause you to be inhabited as in your former times, and will do more Good to you than ever before. Then you will Know that I am the LORD [the] I AM."
"It has Seemed Good to me to Show the Signs and Wonders that the Most High God has done for me."
"Should this be said, O House of Jacob? Has the LORD [the] I AM grown impatient? Are these His Deeds? Do not my Words do Good to him who Walks Uprightly?"
"He has told you, O man, what is Good; and what does the LORD [the] I AM Require of you but to Do Justice, and to Love Mercy/Kindness, and to Walk Humbly with your God?"
"The LORD [the] I AM is Good, a Stronghold in the day of trouble; He Knows those who Take Refuge in Him."
God's Goodness in The Kingship Ruling & Reigning and History Books:
"Not one Word of all the Good Promises that the LORD [the] I AM had made to the house of Israel had failed; all Came to Pass."
"And now I am about to go the Way of all the earth, and you Know in your Hearts and Souls, all of you, that not one Word has failed of all the Good Things that the LORD [the] I AM your GodPromised Concerning you. All have Come to Pass for you; not one of them has failed."
"And when the LORD has done to my lord according to all the Good that he has spoken concerning you and has appointed you prince over Israel,
2Samuel 7:28; 1Chronicles 17:26,
"And Now, O Lord GOD, You are God, and Your Words are True, and You have Promised this Good Thing to Your Servant." "And Now, O LORD [the] I AM, You are God, and You have Promised this Good Thing to your Servant."
"Be of Good Courage, and let us be Courageous for our people, and for the cities of our God, and may the LORD [the] I AM Do what Seems Good to Him." "Be Strong, and let us Use our Strength for our people and for the cities of our God, and may the LORD [the] I AM Do what Seems Good to Him."
"Blessed be the LORD [the] I AM who has Given Rest to His people Israel, according to all that He Promised. Not one Word has failed of all His Good Promise, which He Spoke by Moses His Servant."
"On the eighth day he sent the people away, and they Blessed the King and went to their homes Joyful and Glad of Heart for all the Goodness that the LORD [the] I AM had Shown to David His Servant and to Israel His people."
"Then said Hezekiah to Isaiah, "The Word of the LORD [the] I AM that you have Spoken is Good." For he thought, "Why not, if there will be Peace [Wholeness & Rest] and Security in my days?"
"Oh Give Thanks to the LORD [the] I AM, for He is Good; for His Unconditional Kindness-Love Endures forever!"
"And Now, O LORD [the] I AM, You are God, and You have Promised this Good Thing to Your Servant."
"Now therefore in the Sight of all Israel, the Assembly of the LORD [the] I AM, and in the Hearing of our God, Observe and Seek out all the Commandments of the LORD[the] I AM your God, that you may Possess this Good land and leave it for an Inheritance to your children after you forever."
"and it was the Duty of the Trumpeters and Singers to make themselves Heard in Unison in Praise and Thanksgiving to the LORD [the] I AM, and when the Song was Raised, with Trumpets and Cymbals and other Musical Instruments, in Praise to the LORD [the] I AM, "For He is Good, for His Unconditional Kindness-Love Endures forever, "the House, the House of the LORD [the] I AM, was Filled with a Cloud, so that the Priests could not stand to Minister because of the Cloud, for the Glory of the LORD [the] I AM Filled the House of God."
2Chronicles 6:41, 42,
"And Now Arise, O LORD [the] I AM God, and Go to Your Resting Place, You and the Ark of Your Might. Let your Priests, O LORD [the] I AM God, be Clothed with Salvation, and let Your Saints Rejoice in Your Goodness." "O LORD [the] I AM God, do not Turn away the Face of your Anointed One! Remember Your Steadfast Unconditional LovingKindness Love for David your Servant."
"When all the people of Israel Saw the Fire Come Down and the Glory of the LORD [the] I AM on the Temple, they Bowed down with their faces to the ground on the pavement and Worshiped and Gave Thanks to the LORD [the] I AM, saying, "For He is Good, for His Unconditional Kindness-Love Endures forever."
"And they Sang Responsively, Praising and Giving Thanks to the LORD [the] I AM, "For He is Good, for His Unconditional Kindness-Love Endures forever toward Israel." And all the people Shouted with a Great Shout when they Praised the LORD [the] I AM, because the Foundation of the House of the LORD [the] I AM was Laid."
"For on the first day of the first month he began to go up from Babylonia, and on the first day of the fifth month he came to Jerusalem, for the Good Hand of His God was on him."
Ezra 8:18, 22,
"And by the Good hand of our God on us, they brought us a man of discretion, of the sons of Mahli the son of Levi, son of Israel, namely Sherebiah with his sons and kinsmen, 18;" "The Hand of our God is for Good on all who Seek Him."
"and a Letter to Asaph, the Keeper of the King’s Forest, that he may give me Timber to make Beams for the Gates of the Fortress of the Temple, and for the Wall of the City, and for the House that I shall occupy." And the King granted me what I asked, for the Good hand of my God was Upon me."
"And I told them of the Hand of my God that had been Upon me for Good, and also of the Words that the King had Spoken to me. And they said, "Let us Rise up and Build." So they Strengthened their Hands for the Good Work."
God's Goodness in Torah: The Books of The Instruction, The Teaching, The Way:
"Then Leah said, "God has Endowed me with a Good Endowment; now my husband will Honor me, because I have borne him six sons." So she called his name Zebulun."
"And Jacob said, "O God of my father Abraham and God of my father Isaac, O LORD [the] I AM Who Said to me, 'Return to your country and to your kindred, that I may Do you Good,'"
"As for you, you meant/intended/planned evil against me, but God Meant/Intended/Planned it for Good, to bring it about that many people should be Kept alive, as they are today. What you meant/intended/planned for evil, God Meant/Intended/Planned for Good, to Accomplish what is now being done, the Saving of many lives/souls."
"And Jethro Rejoiced for all the Good that the LORD [the] I AM had done to Israel, in that He had Delivered them out of the hand of the Egyptians."
Exodus 33:11, 18-19,
"Thus the LORD [the] I AM used to speak to Moses face to Face, as a man speaks to his friend. . . Moses said, "Please Show me Your Glory." And He said, "I Will Make all my Goodness Pass before you and Will Proclaim before you my Name 'The LORD [the] I AM."
"And Moses said to Hobab the son of Reuel the Midianite, Moses’ father-in-law, "We are setting out for the place of which the LORD [the] I AM said, 'I will Give it to you.' Come with us, and we will Do Good to you, for the LORD [the] I AM has promised Good to Israel."
"And they took in their hands some of the Fruit of the land and brought it down to us, and brought us word again and said, 'It is a Good land that the LORD [the] I AM our God is Giving us.'"
Deuteronomy 6:10, 24; 8:7; 9:6,
"And when the LORD [the] I AM your God Brings you into the land that He Swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to Give you—with Great and Good cities that you did not build,"
"And the LORD [the] I AM Commanded us to do all these Statutes, to Reverently Worshipfully Fear the LORD [the] I AM our God, for our Good always, that He might Preserve us alive, as we are this day."
"For the LORD [the] I AM your God is Bringing you into a Good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, flowing out in the valleys and hills,"
"Know, therefore, that the LORD [the] I AM your God is not Giving you this Good land to Possess because of your Righteousness, for you are a stubborn people."
"And you shall Rejoice in all the Good that the LORD [the] I AM your God has Given to you and to your House, you, and the Levite, and the sojourner who is among you."
"The LORD [the] I AM will open to you his Good treasury, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season and to bless all the work of your hands. And you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow."
"The LORD [the] I AM took Delight in Doing you Good and Multiplying you."
God's Goodness in The New Covenant: The Gospels: The Acts of Holy Spirit through Apostles & Disciples: The Epistles, the Letters of the Apostles:
"No one is Good except God alone."
"The Spirit of the Lord is Upon me, because He has Anointed me to Proclaim Good News to the poor. He has Sent me to Proclaim Liberty to the captives and Recovering of Sight to the blind, to Set at Liberty those who are oppressed,"
"No one is Good except God alone."
"how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with [the] Holy Spirit and with power. He Went about Doing Good and Healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was With Him.
"And we Know that for those who Love God all Things Work together for Good, for those who are Called according to His Purpose, for, because, those whom He ForeKnew He also PreDestined to be Conformed to the Image of his Son [Jesus Christ], in Order that He might be the firstborn among many brothers."
"for it is God Who Works in you, both to Will and to Work for His Good Pleasure & Purpose."
"For everything Created by God is Good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is Received with ThanksGiving,"
"But when the Goodness and Kindness-Love of God our Savior Appeared, He Saved us, not because of Works done by us in Righteousness, but according to His Own Mercy, by the Washing of Regeneration and Renewal of [the] Holy Spirit, Whom He Poured out on us Richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being Justified by His Grace we might BeCome Heirs according to the Hope of Eternal Life."
"if indeed you have Tasted that the Lord [the] I AM is Good."