What does it take to be a good person? Who defines “good?” Our goodness-or lack of it-is displayed in our actions.
19 As water reflects a face, so one’s life reflects the person. Pr 27:19
God is good. We are most like God when we are good.
3 His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 2Pe 1:3
In verse 5, Peter tells us to add goodness to our faith first. The reason is that goodness is the very fibre of God! He called us out of His glory– His greatness– and by His power, but also by His goodness, which is His character. God is good, therefore, we learn to be good, too.
The definition of “goodness” is: right thinking, moral excellence, having godly goals, the mindset of thinking and acting like God, Who always hopes for the best for and from people, and helps them when the worst happens– or they are at their worst.
God is always for us; even His discipline is designed to mold us into His image.
God is good, therefore, we add goodness to our faith.
Let’s use goodness as our guideline for making all decisions and for all our actions. Let’s ask, “What promotes goodness in this situation?” “How is God honored in what I am about to do or say?” God is good; let’s be good, too.