The Lord is good to all. Psalm 145:9
Do you have moments when you don’t feel like being nice to someone? That’s when we should recall the goodness of God. Psalm 145:8-9 says, “The Lord is gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger and great in mercy. The Lord is good to all, and His tender mercies are over all His works.”
God fills the world with common blessings, available to the saved and unsaved, to the righteous and unrighteous. Jesus said, “[God] makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust” (Matthew 5:45). The worst villain on earth has access to the same beautiful sunrise as you do.
God gives some of His goodness to all His people, and all His goodness to some of His people. None of us deserve any of it, apart from Christ. That doesn’t mean there isn’t a coming day of judgment, rather that the goodness of God is designed to lead us to repentance. It should also spur us to be kind to others, even when we feel like being rude.
Every morning we ought to awake, looking out at the beautiful new day God has made and declare, “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life.” David Jeremiah
Don Moen – God is good