Before I moved out from home, my family would end each prayer with a well-known saying, ‘God is good all the time and all the time, God is good.’
This really stuck with me growing up, and in the midst of our current situation we can begin to question whether God is actually good in nature.
In Luke 18:19, Jesus declared, ‘No one is good except God alone.’
To say that God is good means that God always acts in line with is right, true, and good. Goodness is part of God’s nature and He cannot contradict this by doing something which unholy or unrighteous. As evil is the absence of goodness, it cannot dwell in God. He did not create evil and abhors sin because of His goodness.
God’s goodness is seen in His plan to redeem us from sin. The gospel is “good news.” In His goodness, God sent His Son to become the perfect sacrifice so we could be forgiven of our sins. God does not want ‘anyone to perish but everyone to come to repentance’ 2 Peter 3:9
God’s goodness should lead to thankfulness on our part: ‘Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; His love endures forever’ Psalm 107:1