We’ve heard it and we’ve said it: “God is good all the time and all the time, God is good”.
Indeed, God is good. Mark ten verse eighteen reads, “”Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good–except God alone.”
…and He is. The moral excellence possessed by God is complete and right. We learn goodness by learning God.
As mere human beings, we struggle between good and evil. When we are honest, we know that we don’t always display goodness or give goodness to others, but thankfully God does. We lean on Him and into Him to cover our moments of less than goodness. And not only can God cover us in goodness, He can put His goodness ahead of us.
Exodus chapter thirty-three verse nineteen says, “I myself will make all My goodness pass before you, and will proclaim the name of the Lord before you; and I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious and will show compassion on whom I will show compassion.”
Have you ever needed the goodness of God to pass before you? Have you ever wanted God to walk ahead of you and create a path of peace and good blessings for you? I have. I am so thankful that God used the Israelites as an example. I know that if He provided for them, He can and will provide goodness for me. What a blessing!!
The greatest challenges for us, as we go through this Fruit of The Spirit Bible study, is to identify ways to walk in the likeness of God. Below are a few questions to get you thinking about how you can bless someone with goodness.
This week, how can you cover someone who is difficult to love in goodness?
If you were to identify someone who seems “good” and “moral” who would they be and why?
How can you sow goodness into the lives of those closest to you? (Think about your family, friends and/or coworkers)