I know the Lord is good because he loves. “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son,” (John 3:16).
I know the Lord is good because he has given us his word. Had the Lord been anything but good, he would never have given us his will. “Thy word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against thee,” (Psalm 119:11). God is good because he not only gives man his will, but by that gift, provides man a way in which he can be pleasing to God all the days of this life.
I know the Lord is good because he loved me when I was unlovely. “”But, God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us,” (Romans 5:8). While I was a base sinner, the Lord loved me and gave me a sin sacrifice. The word, “commendeth” is a word which describes demonstration. In the American Standard Version, the verse says, “But, God commendeth his OWN LOVE toward us…” God demonstrated his own love toward us not because we were Americans, not because we were Jews or Greeks or men or women or of European or native American decent, but because we were sinners.
I know God is good for these reasons and more.