Some of the books of the Bible have certain words or phrases that are frequently repeated. While reading the Psalms, I began to notice how often the word “good” appears. In the NKJV translation, it is mentioned 80 times.
I have selected five of these that speak of “good” in the context of your relationship with God:
- Psalm 54:6: I will offer a sacrifice as a special gift to you. I will thank you, Lord, because you are good.
- Psalm 69:16: Answer me, O Lord, for your steadfast love is good; according to your abundant mercy, turn to me.
- Psalm 73:28: As for me, to draw near to God is good; I have put my hope in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all thy works.
- Psalm 92:1-2: It is good to praise you, Lord, to sing praises to God Most High. It is good to tell of your love in the morning and of your loyalty at night.
Some Scripture is so full of meaning, so rich in content, and so easily understood that it needs no commentary. This is the case with the verses above, so I will close with this quote from the Psalms:
“For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to all generations . . . Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever (Ps. 100:5; 136:1).”