The Goodness of God
Today on Relentless Truth, John continues in Colossians as the Apostle Paul discusses unity, false teaching and how to walk by faith.
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We discuss the goodness of God in this beautiful episode. This topic encourages and uplifts us. It is beyond our understanding, but we experience God’s goodness in several ways.

God is infinitely good. He is good in and of Himself. Nothing else is this sort of good. All goodness is from God. No good in anyone or anything originated other than from God almighty. He is essentially good. He is goodness itself. Nothing can be added to God to make Him better. He is absolute perfection. The goodness of God endures continually.

God is Infinitely Good 

Anything on this earth that is good, and there are many of them, are good because God made them good. Yes, there is evil in the world, but there is much more good because God is good and created the world and declared it to be very good.

God gives us pleasure. He is goodness. We see this in so many ways. The earth, for example, could have been sufficient without being so varied. The beauty of plants, flowers, mountains, waterfalls, the sounds of birds, the wind in the trees, and on and on we could go about the evidence of God’s goodness that surrounds us on this earth.

God’s goodness is even evident in the fall of man. He could have immediately revealed His wrath against sin. He could have deprived man of every blessing of creation. Instead, we see His mercies, His tender mercies, even in His judgment. God’s mercy triumphs over His judgment.

God’s goodness or benevolence cannot be justly called into question because of suffering and sorrow in the world.

The Goodness of God Appears Most Clearly in His Son

The goodness of God appears most clearly in His Son. We have said this about many of God’s attributes because of the unity of the godhead.

Galatians 4:4-5 But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.

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“Anything on this earth that is good, and there are many of them, are good because God made them good.”

John Warren