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Paslms 34:8 is one of my favorite scriptures and it reads:
“O taste and see that the Lord is good,”
There are seventeen definitions of the word “good” in Webster’s New World College Dictionary. Here are six of them 1) producing favorable results
2) honorable, worthy, respectable 3) enjoyable, desirable, pleasant, happy
4) dependable, right, reliable 5) morally sound or excellent 6) able, skilled, expert
Vine’s Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words, says the greek word for good, agathos, means God is essentially, absolutely and consummately good. Consummately means complete or perfect in every way.
Everyday we have the opportunity to see God’s goodness at work. It may look like an answered prayer, a divine appointment, a job breakthrough, a promotion, a healing or unexpected funds. We can all notice the goodness of God in these situations. However, His goodness is much broader than that.
What about the goodness of God showing up with the purchase of something you need and it’s on sale? Or your car passing inspection? Or the accomplishment of many tasks completed in peace? Or people to help you move? Or wisdom from friends? Or safe travel?
The goodness of God can be demonstated even in trials. You may be overwhelmed with sorrow, or up against the wall, but God will shine His goodness through even then. He will part the sea for you, as He did for Moses. He will bring you out of prison as He did Paul. His goodness will work on your behalf to ” produce a favorable result.”
1 Thess. 4:18
In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
If you recognize God as the author of the goodness you experience in life,
and thank Him for it, He will take pleasure in increasing your blessings.
God desires to increase His goodness in your life.