The emphasis in this psalm is on what is good in the life of the believer. The Hebrew word tob is used six times in these eight verses and can be translated good, pleasant, beneficial, precious, delightful, and right. God does what is good because God is good and because what He does is “according to his word” and His Word is good. Neither His character nor His Word will ever change, so, “God is good all the time.”

Playing in the background of our psalm is “Good, Good Father” by Chris Tomlin…let’s worship God and thank Him for being the Source of all the is Good!

Oh, I’ve heard a thousand stories of what they think You’re like
But I’ve heard the tender whisper of love in the dead of night
And You tell me that You’re pleased and that I’m never alone

You’re a good, good Father
It’s who You are, it’s who You are, it’s who You are
And I’m loved by You
It’s who I am, it’s who I am, it’s who I am

Oh and I’ve seen many searching for answers far and wide
But I know we’re all searching for answers only You provide
‘Cause You know just what we need before we say a word

You’re a good, good Father
It’s who You are, it’s who You are, it’s who You are
And I’m loved by You
It’s who I am, it’s who I am, it’s who I am

Because You are perfect in all of Your ways
You are perfect in all of Your ways
You are perfect in all of Your ways…

Worship and Wisdom, Psalms and Proverbs

Part Eight.  Psalm 119:65-72, The Message

Be good to your servant, God;
    be as good as your Word.
Train me in good common sense;
    I’m thoroughly committed to living your way.
Before I learned to answer you, I wandered all over the place,
    but now I’m in step with your Word.
You are good, and the source of good;
    train me in your goodness.
The godless spread lies about me,
    but I focus my attention on what you are saying;
They’re bland as a bucket of lard,
    while I dance to the tune of your revelation.
My troubles turned out all for the best—
    they forced me to learn from your textbook.
Truth from your mouth means more to me
    than striking it rich in a gold mine.

TRUTH:  More than all the world has to offer us is God.  God has it all, created all and is all we need.  Who is for us not against us?  God.  Who is good and the source of good?  God.  Who loves us so much He sent His One and Only Son to save us?  God.  Who takes troubles in our lives and forms beauty from the ashes?  God.

Proverb 3:5-6, The Message

WISDOM:  “Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track.”

Abba Father,

You are so good to us because You are the Source of all that is Good.  We don’t know what Good is until we know You.  Thank you, Jesus, for all the work you did to show us the Goodness of God!  Thank you, Holy Spirit for always leading and guiding us to all Who is Good.  May your Good and your glory be seen in me today.  Thank you for wanting the best for us, standing with us not against us in a world so confused about what good really is.  Good is You.  You are Good.  You are God the Source of all that is Good.  I will trust in You alone for all that is Good for me.

In Jesus Name, Amen.

About randscallawayffm

Randy and Susan co founded Finding Focus Ministries in 2006. Their goal as former full time pastors, is to serve and provide spiritual encouragement and focus to those on the "front lines" of ministry. Extensive experience being on both sides of ministry, paid and volunteer, on the mission fields of other countries as well as the United States, helps them bring a different perspective to those who need it most. Need a lift? Call us 260 229 2276.
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