Here are the 40 most meaningful Bible scriptures on goodness.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Oh, how abundant is your goodness, which you have stored up for those who fear you and worked for those who take refuge in you, in the sight of the children of mankind!
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness.
Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!
1 Corinthians 15:33
Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
1 Peter 2:3
If indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.
1 Peter 3:13
Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is good?
1 Timothy 4:4
For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving.
How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
For the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true.
And he said, “I will make all my goodness pass before you and will proclaim before you my name ‘The Lord.’ And I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy.”
The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.”
So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.
Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
Thus says the Lord: “Stand by the roads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls. But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.’”
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone.”
“The good person out of his good treasure brings forth good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure brings forth evil.”
He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him.
You are good and do good; teach me your statutes.
The Lord is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made.
Remember not the sins of my youth or my transgressions; according to your steadfast love remember me, for the sake of your goodness, O Lord!
I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living!
Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness.
Blessed is the one you choose and bring near, to dwell in your courts! We shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house, the holiness of your temple!
For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly.
Note then the kindness and the severity of God: severity toward those who have fallen, but God’s kindness to you, provided you continue in his kindness. Otherwise you too will be cut off.
Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.
I myself am satisfied about you, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge and able to instruct one another.
Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance?
Who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.