Great is The Goodness!
“Oh, how great is your goodness, which you have laid up for those who fear you, which you have prepared for those who trust in you in the presence of the sons of men!” (Psalms 31:19).
God, who is good, will do good for you. It will not be less or small but it will be more than what you thought and what you asked for. God promises, “Dear child of God, I will do good for you.”
A devotee by name Oral Roberts used to say often “Our God is good God and satan is bad.” How blessed it is to meditate the good characteristics of God and the good things he has prepared for us, rather than exploring the bad qualities of satan! “Good and upright is the Lord; Therefore He teaches sinners in the way” (Psalms 25:8).
The whole earth is filled with the good creations of God. There are so many fruit yielding trees, so many beautiful hills, valleys, tanks, lakes! So many beautiful fishes, animals, birds, butterflies! The goodness coming from the sun, from the moon, from the air – Yes, all these things make us understand how God has done good for us by all His creations.
He sympathised at the people. He opened the eyes of the blind. He made the disabled to jump and walk. He cast out the evil spirits. He raised the dead to life. The anointment He had received kept on encouraging Him to do good. “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him” (Acts 10:38).
“Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who trusts in Him!” (Psalms 34:8). “The Lord is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble; and He knows those who trust in Him” (Nahum 1:7).
He did so many good things in His creations. He has done so many good things in the Cross of Calvary also. It is because of this, we get the remission of sins. We receive the joy of salvation. We receive the eternal life. Further, when we go to the heaven, we will see the beautiful dwellings and the inheritances He has prepared for us.
Again and again, David thought of the good things God had done and thanked. He says, “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits” (Psalms 103:2-5). He not only fills our mouth with good but He fills our soul too. God staying with you itself is a great blessing. Is it not?
To meditate: “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord Forever” (Psalms 23:6).