When God created everything in the beginning, every day of His creative week of work was found to be “good” (Gen. 1:3, 10, 12, 18, 21). When God finished the creation it was all “very good” (Gen. 1:31). In every way since that time, the Lord has continued to be good and to do good for us:
1) God is good in His faithfulness: One of the prominent themes of the Bible is that God holds true to His love and interest in us, even though we and all before us have a well-documented record of disappointing Him. David called for us to “Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. For the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting, And His truth endures to all generations” (Psalm 100:4-5).
2) God is good in His favor: If every truly quality and pleasant thing about life on earth should be traced to its origin, we would find God’s love and care behind it. “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” (Psalm 107:8-9). “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning” (James 1:17). Like His creation, God’s gifts are always good and perfect; no exceptions (see Rom. 8:28).
3) God is good in His forgiveness: “For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, And abundant in mercy to all those who call upon You” (Psalm 86:5; see Rom. 2:4).