Sunday Meditation – The Goodness of God

“Another ground upon which to trust in God is upon his infinite, free goodness, mercy, and bounty. His heart is as tender as his arm is strong. He is no less willing than able to relieve. ‘As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him’ (Psa. 103:13). A father who sees his child in need and does not help, forfeits the name of father. He is not a man, but a beast. The Lord is all compassion to his people, yes, and infinitely more than this. God alone is ‘the best’. Goodness is his darling attribute and his glory. Moses asked for God’s glory and was shown his goodness (Exod. 33:18). Though we have nothing to plead or to prevail with God from within ourselves, there is an intercessor in God’s own bosom – his own goodness. This will certainly and effectually intercede for our relief.”

Thomas Lye


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