The Goodness of God
There is a song that brings me to tears every time I hear it. It’s called “Goodness of God” by Bethel Music. The lyrics of the chorus say “All my life You have been faithful. All my life You have been so, so good. With every breath that I am able. I’m gonna sing of the goodness of God.” As we learned yesterday, the dew of God is an example of His goodness and faithfulness towards us.
Growing up in church, there was a call and response that we would say. Someone would say aloud “God is good all the time” and the hearers would respond “All the time, God is good.” Although it was a cliche in the church, it’s a true statement. God is good. All of the time. And His dew reminds us of this.
In the Bible, we read in Lamentations 3:22-23 “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” God is so faithful to us, even when we are not faithful to Him. Although we doubt Him and His power, goodness, love, forgiveness, and ability, God continues to be faithful to us. The Bible is full of stories of His people turning against Him. How many times did the Israelites turn away from God and yet God continued to bless them? The entire gospel message revolves around the point that out of God’s great love for us, He sent His Son to die on the cross for us so that we can be in relationship with Him. He did this knowing that we would deny Him, that we would turn away from Him, that we would run from Him. And yet He gives everything for us – over and over again. New mercies daily. New provisions daily. New blessings daily. New sustenance daily. New dew EVERY morning. God is good.
Aren’t you thankful that God’s goodness isn’t dependent upon us? Thank God that His goodness isn’t based on our works. It’s not a reward that is given at the end of the day. He doesn’t have a checklist of the criteria that we are to meet during the day and then because of what we’ve done, He decides to bless us. He just gives us of His dew because He is just that good.
I would encourage you today to just take a moment to thank God for His goodness. Thank God for His faithfulness to you. Thank God that He is good all of the time. And all of the time, He is good. It’s not just a catchy cliche.
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