In the last days, they will tremble in awe of the Lord and of his goodness. (Hos 3:5b NLT)
To be in awe of something means to be afraid, tremble, or to be so alarmed—even to the point of shaking in fear. Everything God does is good, but His goodness can be overpowering, particularly when it is clearly unearned.
God’s goodness is on display every minute of every day, but clearly, in the last days God will be performing such amazing miracles that the vast majority of people will not be able to ignore it any longer. The Lord will make sure that His acts will be center stage before the nations.
The Lord is called the Prince of Peace (Isa 9:6), and peace provides the tranquil environment needed for healing of all illnesses—mental, physical, and relational. Healing is only one of God’s many good gifts to mankind.
Consider these truths from the Word of God:
- God’s goodness gives us hope (Ps 27:13)
- God’s goodness prevails continually (Ps 52:1)
- His goodness leads us to repentance (Rom 2:4)
- We are told to consider (meditate upon) God’s goodness (Rom 11:22a)
- God takes pleasure in His goodness (2 Thes 1:11)
The first usage of the word “good” in the Bible (Gen 1:3-4) establishes the fact that God is origin of everything that is good. When God moves, speaks, or acts, something GOOD is always produced.
The goodness of God contains no darkness or evil of any kind. (Ps 5:4; 1 John 1:5 AMP)
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. (Jas 1:17)
It’s time to reflect upon and rejoice in the goodness of the living God, whom we serve.