Standard of Goodness

God is good. He’s the standard of goodness. He only creates good. When He created the Earth and humankind He said it was very good.
Genesis 1:31 (KJV) “And God saw every thing that He had made, and, behold, [it was] very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.”
Not just good but very good!
The Hebrew word, ‘very,’ in this context means: exceedingly, greatly, very, abundance, to a great degree, muchness.
The Hebrew word for, ‘good,’ has many meanings. Here are some of them: good, pleasant, agreeable, excellent, rich, valuable in estimation, appropriate, glad, happy, prosperous, kind, right (ethical).
God’s view of us has not changed! He still sees us as very good! He sees us as abundantly, exceedingly, greatly, and very valuable, prosperous, pleasant, kind, excellent, and rich! Jesus restored us back to where we were before the fall of humankind. So in Jesus we are very good because God has called us that! Our identity is found in what He has declared about us! So believe you are very good because God only sees the best in you.
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