God’s Goodness – A Revelation Of Himself And His Glory
Every time I think of God’s goodness I am reminded of the exchange Moses had with God concerning God’s glory. Moses asked God to show him His glory (Ex 33:18).
God did something astounding. He hid Moses in a rock and made all his goodness pass by. Contained in this same encounter, Moses heard God say: His glory would pass by, His goodness would pass by, and “I” pass by (Ex 33:19-23).
God describes himself as “abounding in goodness” (Ex 34:6). This tells me that God’s abounding goodness is contained in himself and is a revelation of His glory.
Goodness is reflective of its source. What is good embodies goodness. Good, by definition is: having right desirable properties, morally correct, virtuous, beneficial, efficient, thorough, considerable, not less than.
Glory is often thought of as the manifest presence of God. Could it be that the glory of God is God’s goodness manifested?
I see God as someone who has right and desirable properties, he is morally correct, virtuous, a giver of benefits, is efficient, thorough, considerate, and of course not less than the most in everything he is and does.
The very definition of good is embodied in God.