The first post of this series dealt with holding fast to God. But why God? What makes Him worthy? It's His goodness that makes him worthy. We see his goodness displayed throughout the Bible, as we are reminded to hold fast to “what is good.”
Romans 12:9 says, “Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.”
1 Thessalonians says, “but test everything; hold fast what is good.”
But how do we see God's goodness? We see it in His person and in His promises.
In God’s person, we see goodness displayed by His words that brings life (Prov. 4:4). We also see the goodness of His person in His love (Hos. 12:6).
God displays His goodness through His promises by keeping His covenants (Is. 56:4) and through the preaching of His Word (1 Cor. 15:2).
We tend to forget both His person and His promises when things don’t go according to our plan. Before things get to their worst, we need to be reminded to hold fast to God’s goodness. Only God is good (Luke 18:19). He is the only source of what we need. We need his strength to weather the storms of trials, tribulations, and temptations. He has proved the goodness of his character throughout history as well as His faithfulness to keep His promises. As we hold fast to the goodness of God, we experience life the way He intended it to be.