Everywhere Jesus went He was doing good! He is good all the time! His goodness endures forever!
The fruit of His Spirit is goodness. The gospel is good news. He wants us to not only experience his goodness, but to be filled and overflowing with goodness and mercy all the days of our life…
The revelation of the Lord’s great goodness is glorious and life transforming! Below are Scriptures about the goodness of God. When we focus on His goodness with praise and thanksgiving, it helps rescue us from destructive attitudes, self-centered depression and discouragement. May your heart be filled with joy, praise, and thanksgiving as you read these verses…
FULFILLMENT OF PROPHECY
MATTHEW2:6 / (Micah 5:2) – ‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, Are not the least among the rulers of Judah; For out of you shall come a Ruler Who will SHEPHERD My people Israel.’
JOHN 10:11 – “I am the GOOD SHEPHERD. The GOOD SHEPHERD gives His life for the sheep.” (JESUS)
JOHN 10:14 – “I am the GOOD SHEPHERD; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own.”(JESUS)
WE ARE HIS SHEEP
PSALM 100:3 – Know that the Lord, He is God; it is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people and THE SHEEP OF HIS PASTURE.
THE LORD IS OUR SHEPHERD
PSALM 80:1 – Give ear, O SHEPHERD OF ISRAEL, You who lead Joseph like a flock; You who dwell between the cherubim, shine forth!
ISAIAH 40:11 – He will feed His flock LIKE A SHEPHERD; He will gather the lambs with His arm, And carry them in His bosom, and gently lead those who are with young.
EZEKIEL 34:23 – I will establish ONE SHEPHERD over them, and he shall feed them—My servant David. He shall feed them and be their SHEPHERD. “David My servant shall be king over them, and they shall all have ONE SHEPHERD; they shall also walk in My judgments and observe My statutes, and do them.
JOHN 10:16 – And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and there will be one flock and ONE SHEPHERD.
HEBREWS 13:20 – Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that GREAT SHEPHERD OF THE SHEEP, through the blood of the everlasting covenant…
I PETER 5:4 – when the CHIEF SHEPHERD appears, you will receive the crown of glory that does not fade away.
REVELATION 7:16-17 – They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any heat; 17 for THE LAMB who is in the midst of the throne WILL SHEPHERD THEM and lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”
MATTHEW 9:36 – But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, LIKE SHEEP HAVING NO SHEPHERD.
“SEEK AND SAVE THE LOST”
LUKE 19:10 – for the Son of Man has come to SEEK and to SAVE THAT WHICH WAS LOST.”
LUKE 15:4-7 – “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he LOSES ONE of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is LOST until he finds it? 5 And when he has FOUND IT, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. 6 And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was LOST (went astray)!’ 7 I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance.
MATTHEW 18:14 – Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heave, that one of these little ones should PERISH.
2 PETER 3:9 – The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, NOT WILLING THAT ANY SHOULD PERISH but that all should come to repentance.
RETURN TO THE LORD
ISAIAH 55:7 – Let the wicked forsake his way, And the unrighteous man his thoughts; Let him RETURN TO THE LORD, And He will have mercy on him; And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon.
I PETER 2:25 – For you were AS SHEEP going astray; but have now returned unto the SHEPHERD and Overseer of your souls.
our SHEPHERD has good PLANS
JEREMIAH 29:11 – For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for GOOD and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
OTHER TRANSLATIONS REGARDING “plans for GOOD”: …Thoughts of PEACE and not of evil (disaster); Plans for WELL-BEING, and not for calamity (bad things); Plans for PROSPERITY and not for harm; Plans for PEACE and not disaster; A future of SUCCESS; SECURITY (WELFARE) not plans to hurt (harm) you; Plans for GOOD THINGS; Plans to TAKE CARE OF YOU, not abandon you.
PSALM 23:1-6 – The Lord is my SHEPHERD; I shall not want. 2 He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. 3 He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for you are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over. 6 Surely GOODNESS and MERCY shall follow me ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord FOREVER.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM PSALM 23
LORDSHIP / FRIENDSHIP / PROVISION / CONTENTMENT
REST / REST ROBBERS (Fear; pests; hunger and thirst)
OASIS OF PEACE / RESTORATION / REVIVAL
PATHWAYS TO GOD’S PLEASURE / NEVER LONELY
FEAST – HEAVENLY FOOD / ANOINTING / OVERFLOWING CUP
GOODNESS, MERCY & UNFAILING LOVE
GOD IS GOOD / THE GOODNESS OF GOD
EXODUS 34:6 – And the Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and GRACIOUS, longsuffering, and ABOUNDING IN GOODNESS and truth…
ROMANS 8:28 – And we know that ALL THINGS work together for GOOD to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
PSALM 52:1 – The GOODNESS of God endures continually.
PSALM 27:13 – I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the GOODNESS OF THE LORD In the land of the living.
PSALM 31:19 – 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!
PSALM 65:4 – We shall be satisfied with the GOODNESS of Your house…
PSALM 65:11 – You crown the year with Your GOODNESS, and Your paths drip with ABUNDANCE.
PSALM 68:10 – You, O God, provided from Your GOODNESS for the poor.
PSALM 145:7 – Men shall speak of the might of Your awesome acts, they shall utter the memory of Your GREAT GOODNESS… The Lord is GRACIOUS and FULL OF COMPASSION, slow to anger and GREAT IN MERCY.
JEREMIAH 31:12,14 – Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, streaming to the GOODNESS OF THE LORD… Their souls shall be like a well-watered garden, and they shall sorrow no more at all… I will satiate the soul of the priests with abundance, And My people shall be satisfied with My GOODNESS, says the Lord.”
ROMANS 11:22 – Therefore consider the GOODNESS and severity of God: on those who fell, severity; but toward you, GOODNESS, if you continue in His GOODNESS. Otherwise you also will be cut off.
ROMANS 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?
HOSEA 3:4-5 – Afterward the children of Israel shall return and seek the Lord their God and David their king. They shall fear the Lord AND HIS GOODNESS in the latter days.
PSALM 107:8,9 – Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His GOODNESS, and for His wonderful works to the children of men! For He satisfies the longing soul, And fills the hungry soul with GOODNESS.
2 THESSALONIANS 1:11 – Therefore we also pray always for you that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of HIS GOODNESS and the work of faith with power…
A PRAISE SONG
WHEN I THINK OF THE GOODNESS OF JESUS
AND ALL HE HAS DONE FOR ME –
MY SOUL CRIES OUT – ‘HALLELUJAH!’
PRAISE GOD, FOR SAVING ME!
FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT
GALATIANS 5:22 – But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, GOODNESS, faithfulness…
EPHESIANS 5:9 – …the fruit of the Spirit is in ALL GOODNESS, righteousness, and truth…
BE FULL OF GOODNESS
ROMANS 15:14 – I myself am confident concerning you, my brethren, that you also are FULL OF GOODNESS, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another.
GOD IS GOOD
PSALM 34:8 – Oh, taste and see that the LORD IS GOOD; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!
PSALM 73:1 – Truly God is GOOD to Israel…
PSALM 84:11,12 – For the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord will give grace and glory; No GOOD THING will He withhold from those who walk uprightly. Yes, the Lord will give what is GOOD; And our land will yield its increase.
PSALM 86:5 – For You, Lord, are GOOD, and ready to forgive, And abundant in mercy to all those who call upon You.\
PSALM 100:5 – For the Lord is GOOD; His mercy is everlasting, And His truth endures to all generations.
PSALM 103:5 – Who satisfies your mouth with GOOD THINGS, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
PSALM 119:68 – You ARE GOOD, and DO GOOD; Teach me Your statutes.
PSALM 135:3 – Praise the Lord, for THE LORD IS GOOD; Sing praises to His name, for it is pleasant.
PSALM 143:10 – Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God; your SPIRIT IS GOOD.
PSALM 145:9 – The Lord is GOOD TO ALL, And His tender mercies are over all His works.
MATTHEW 7:11 – If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven GIVE GOOD THINGS to those who ask Him!
MATTHEW 19:17 – So He (JESUS) said to him, “Why do you call Me GOOD? No one is GOOD but One, that is, God.
LUKE 2:10 – Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you GOOD TIDINGS of great joy which will be to all people.
JESUS DID GOOD EVERYWHERE
ACTS 10:38 – 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.
FATHER’S GOOD PLEASURE
LUKE 12:32 – “Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s GOOD PLEASURE to give you the kingdom.