Goodness of God in the Bible

Various instances in the Bible where God's goodness is displayed.

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The Goodness of God in the Bible
Old Testament
Genesis 12: God created everything and judged it as good. Everything was created for a purpose.
God is reflected by his Creation.
Exodus 14: God took care of His people when they were in need. Q: If God is good, why did He
cause the Egyptians to die?
Joshua 5: God keeps His promises and provided for the Israelites.
Exodus 20: God expects people in society to have a moral standard, giving most important place to
Him. Idea of good is according to God.
The Prophets of Israel: God's continuous forgiveness towards His people. Prophesy of greatest
act of love, mercy and goodness: Jesus Christ
New Testament
Matthew 12: Goodness is revealed through lack of favouritism: Mary a simple woman. Goodness
of God through miraculous birth of Jesus Christ.
Matthew 5: God's goodness in the blessings of those in every situation and emotional state. God's
goodness is `updated' for modern times in modern situations i.e. eye for eye.
Matthew 6: God's goodness probes deep into a person, denying all falseness of prayer. In
essence, God's goodness is revealed through His desire for truth.
Matthew 8: Goodness (rooted in the power) of saving the fishermen's lives. Q: If God is good,
why did he not allow the man to bury his father properly as would have been a necessary
custom?
Mark 1516: Son of God who died in the place of mankind through the crucifixion in order that every
sin may be forgiven and a place in Heaven may be attainable. God's goodness is shown in act of
sacrificing His Son on the cross.
Luke 10: Teaching the good of unconditional and merciful love for others.
Luke 19: Goodness is blind to occupation or status it is also forgiving.
John 2: Goodness comes through faith (miracles) and in meeting the needs of others.
John 6: Goodness considers physical needs like hunger.
John 11: Goodness opposes natural form of death and instead insists on true life. Jesus showed
His goodness through weeping He was compassionate and had empathy for the death of a loved
one.
John 13: Goodness humbles itself and serves others extensively. The faults and `dirt' of a person
are overseen and are cleansed through love and goodness.
Acts 2: Goodness in the form of a constant companion and helper, "The Holy Spirit". It also breaks
barriers between different races and languages.

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