Galatians 5:22-23  But the fruit of the Spirit is: love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faith, 23  meekness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
 
 
Goodness of God
A perfection of his character which he exercises towards his creatures according to their various circumstances and relations (Psa_145:8, Psa_145:9; Psa_103:8; 1Jo_4:8). Viewed generally, it is benevolence; as exercised with respect to the miseries of his creatures it is mercy, pity, compassion, and in the case of impenitent sinners, long-suffering patience; as exercised in communicating favour on the unworthy it is grace. “Goodness and justice are the several aspects of one unchangeable, infinitely wise, and sovereign moral perfection. God is not sometimes merciful and sometimes just, but he is eternally infinitely just and merciful.” God is infinitely and unchangeably good (Zep_3:17), and his goodness is incomprehensible by the finite mind (Rom_11:35, Rom_11:36). “God's goodness appears in two things, giving and forgiving.”
 
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The Goodness Of God
 
Is part of his character - Psa_25:8; Nah_1:7; Mat_19:17; 
Psa 25:8  Good and upright is Jehovah; therefore He will teach sinners in the way.
Nah 1:7  Jehovah is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and He knows those who trust in Him.
Mat 19:17  And He said to him, Why do you call Me good? There is none good but one, that is, God. But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments.  

DECLARED TO BE
 
Great - Neh_9:35; Zec_9:17; 
Neh 9:35  For they have not served You in their kingdom, and in Your great goodness which You gave them, and in the large and rich land which You gave before them, and they did not turn from their wicked works.
Zec 9:17  For how great is its goodness and how great its beauty! Grain shall make the young men flourish, and new wine the virgins. 

Rich - Psa_104:24; Rom_2:4; 
Psa 104:24  O Jehovah, how many are Your works! In wisdom You have made them all; the earth is full of Your riches. 
Rom 2:4  Or do you despise the riches of His kindness, and the forbearance and long-suffering, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance? 

Abundant - Exo_34:6; Psa_33:5; 
Exo 34:6  And Jehovah passed by before him and proclaimed, Jehovah! Jehovah God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, 
Psa 33:5  He loves righteousness and judgment; the earth is full of the mercy of Jehovah.

Satisfying - Psa_65:4; Jer_31:12; Jer_31:14; 
Psa 65:4  Blessed is the one whom You choose, and cause to come near You. He shall dwell in Your courts; we shall be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, of Your holy temple. 
Jer 31:12  Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, and shall flow together to the goodness of Jehovah, for wheat, and for wine, and for oil, and for the sons of the flock and the herd. And their soul shall be as a watered garden; and they shall not pine away any more at all. 
Jer 31:14  And I will fill the soul of the priests with fatness, and My people shall be satisfied with My goodness, says Jehovah. 

Enduring - Psa_23:6; Psa_52:1; 
Psa 23:6  Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I shall dwell in the house of Jehovah forever.
Psa 52:1  To the Chief Musician. A contemplation. A Psalm of David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said to him, David has come to the house of Ahimelech. Why do you boast yourself in evil, O mighty man? The mercy of God endures forever.

Universal - Psa_145:9; Mat_5:45; 
Psa 145:9  Jehovah is good to all; and His tender mercies are over all His works. 
Mat 5:45  so that you may become sons of your Father in Heaven. For He makes His sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. 

MANIFESTED
 
To his Church - Psa_31:19; Lam_3:25; 
Psa 31:19  How great is Your goodness, which You have laid up for those who fear You; You have worked for those who trust in You before the sons of men! 
Lam 3:25  Jehovah is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him. 

In doing good - Psa_119:68; Psa_145:9; 
Psa 119:68  You are good, and do good; teach me Your Precepts. 
Psa 145:9  Jehovah is good to all; and His tender mercies are over all His works. 

In supplying temporal wants - Act_14:17; 
Act 14:17  And yet He did not leave Himself without witness, doing good, giving rain and fruitful season to us from heaven, filling our hearts with food and gladness.

In providing for the poor - Psa_68:10; 
Psa 68:10  Your flock has dwelt in it; You, O God, have prepared in Your goodness for the poor. 

In forgiving sins - 2Ch_30:18; Psa_86:5; 
2Ch 30:18  For many of the people, many from Ephraim and Manasseh, Issachar and Zebulun, had not been cleansed, but ate the Passover otherwise than it was written. But Hezekiah prayed for them, saying, May the good LORD pardon everyone 
Psa 86:5  For You, Lord, are good and ready to forgive, and rich in mercy to all those who call on You.

Leads to repentance - Rom_2:4; 
Rom 2:4  Or do you despise the riches of His kindness, and the forbearance and long-suffering, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance? 

Recognize, in his dealings - Ezr_8:18; Neh_2:18; 
Ezr 8:18  And by the good hand of our God on us they brought us a man of understanding, from the sons of Mahli, the son of Levi, the son of Israel, and Sherebiah, with his sons and his brothers, eighteen; 
Neh 2:18  And I told them of the hand of my God which was good upon me, and also the king's words that he had spoken to me. And they said, Let us rise up to build. So they made their hands strong for good. 

Pray for the manifestation of - 2Th_1:11; 
2Th 1:11  Therefore we also pray always for you that our God would count you worthy of the calling and fulfill all the good pleasure of His goodness and the work of faith with power,

Despise not - Rom_2:4; 
Rom 2:4  Or do you despise the riches of His kindness, and the forbearance and long-suffering, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance?

Reverence - Jer_33:9; Hos_3:5; 
Jer 33:9  And it shall be to Me a name of joy, a praise and an honor before all the nations of the earth, which shall hear all the good that I do to them. And they shall fear and tremble for all the goodness and for all the riches that I bring to it.

Magnify - Psa_107:8; Jer_33:11; 
Psa 107:8  Oh that men would praise Jehovah for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the sons of man! 
Jer 33:11  the voice of joy and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the voice of those who shall say, Praise Jehovah of Hosts, for Jehovah is good, for His mercy endures forever; and the voice of those who shall bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of Jehovah. For I will cause the captivity of the land to return, as at the first, says Jehovah. 

Urge others to confide in - Psa_34:8; 
Psa 34:8  Taste and see that Jehovah is good; blessed is the man who trusts in Him.

The wicked disregard - Neh_9:35; 
Neh 9:35  For they have not served You in their kingdom, and in Your great goodness which You gave them, and in the large and rich land which You gave before them, and they did not turn from their wicked works.