By Paul Crowe.
Read Psalm 107: 1-9
The Psalms frequently affirm that “the Lord is good” (Psalm 100:3) or exclaim, “O give thanks to the Lord for He is good” (Psalm 106:1; Psalm 107:1). David encourages us, “O taste and see that the Lord is good” (Psalm 34:8).
Notice firstly: We see evidence of the Lord’s goodness in creation. Genesis 1:31.
Think about the various colours in creation.
The four seasons – each season has its beauty.
The hymn writer George Wade Robinson put it so well.
“Heaven above is softer blue,
Earth around is sweeter green;
Something lives is every hue,
Christless eyes have never seen:
Birds with gladder songs o’erflow,
Flowers with deeper beauties shine,
Since I know, as now I know,
I am His, and He is mine.”
Secondly: We see evidence of the Lord’s goodness in the way He provides for our temporal needs.
Read Psalm 145:9,15,16. Also Acts 14:16&17.
Not only a variety of food; but an abundance of food.
Think of the variety of food. The variety of taste. The variety of texture. The variety of colour.
This is due to God’s goodness and compassion.
Thirdly: The Apostle Paul assures us that in everything God works for good with those who love Him. Romans 8:28.
All things work together for our good. They don’t work separately. If we truly love the Lord, if we are in Christ, saved by grace Ephesians 2:8-10. If we are a child of God, God loves us and He is working His purposes out; and working all things together for our good. We may not be able to comprehend what is happening. But God knows; God cares; God loves you and He can be trusted.
Fourthly and finally. We see the goodness of God displayed at Calvary. Romans 8:32
“He did not spare His own Son who served Him, that He might spare us” wrote Matthew Henry.
Look also at Isaiah 53:4,5,11. Also John 3:16.
The goodness of God leads us to repentance. Romans 2:4. O taste and see that the Lord is good. Psalm 34:8.
Have you come to repentance? Have you tasted that the Lord is good?