THE GOODNESS OF THE FATHER
And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God.Mark 10:18
The nature of God is goodness. God is good. The goodness of God is one of the attributes and I dare say the chief attribute that made the salvation plan reliable. As well as a description of His very essence. God, by nature, is inherently good. If God hadn’t been good by nature, we never can tell, but there’s a possibility that we will wake up someday to realize what we believed was made up (God forbid). We could find out that God “deceived” everyone into believing that Jesus had been made the propitiation for our sins when in fact that’s not the case, just so He can mett out His anger upon all flesh.
He is the foundation of goodness and of everything good. He did not obtain it from another source. People can have good traits or do good deeds, but goodness is not in our character. Our goodness comes from God.
The Goodness of God is evident in all His creations and accomplishments. Genesis 1:31 says, “God saw all that he had made, and it was very good…”
The goodness of God assures us that God’s purpose for us is good. Just as parents want good for their children, our Heavenly Father wants only good for us. James 1:17 says
“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”
The purpose of God’s goodness is to draw us to Him. This was manifested in the highest degree when God sacrificed His Son, Jesus, for our salvation. So that now because of His goodness we have free access to the Father and we have eternal life.
Rom.2.4 – Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?
Seeing hence that the goodness of God was available for us while we were yet sinners shouldn’t we have much more confidence in his goodness towards us now that we are in him?
We can depend on the unchanging goodness of God.
Psalm 52:1 says, “The goodness of God endureth continually”
God will always be good. His character does not change. He will continue to be the creator of all things good and we can be confident He will provide good things for us according to His perfect plan. Hallelujah.
Confession- I am loved by an eternally Good Father, I tell the world about his Goodness leading them to repentance. Amen.