Hi everyone. This week we will sample what the Word says about goodness.
Here is the definition of goodness from Enhanced Strong's Lexicon,
(Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc.) 1995.
(Rom 14:17 NLT) For the Kingdom of God is not a matter
of what we eat or drink, but of living a life of goodness and peace and joy
in the Holy Spirit.
(Rom 15:14 NLT) I am fully convinced, dear friends, that
you are full of goodness. You know these things so well that you are able
to teach others all about them.
(2 Cor 6:14 NLT) Don't team up with those who are
unbelievers. How can goodness be a partner with wickedness? How can light
live with darkness?
(James 3:13 NLT) If you are wise and understand God's
ways, live a life of steady goodness so that only good deeds will pour forth.
And if you don't brag about the good you do, then you will be truly
(Titus 1:7-8 NRSV) For a bishop, as God's steward, must
be blameless; he must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or addicted to wine
or violent or greedy for gain; 8 but he must be hospitable,
a lover of goodness, prudent, upright, devout, and self-controlled.
(2 Pet 1:5-7 NRSV) For this very reason, you must make
every effort to support your faith with goodness, and goodness with knowledge,
6 and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with
endurance, and endurance with godliness, 7 and godliness
with mutual affection, and mutual affection with love.
(Eph 5:8-10 NNAS) for you were formerly darkness, but
now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light
9 (for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and
righteousness and truth), 10 trying to learn what is pleasing
to the Lord.
(2 Th 1:11-12 NNAS) To this end also we pray for you
always, that our God will count you worthy of your calling, and fulfill every
desire for goodness and the work of faith with power, 12 so
that the name of our Lord Jesus will be glorified in you, and you in Him,
according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
(Phile 1:14 NNAS) but without your consent I did not
want to do anything, so that your goodness would not be, in effect, by compulsion
but of your own free will.