What does the Bible say about Goodness?
The Bible tells us that "every good gift.. is from above, coming down from the Father.." (James 1:17) It is from God that all goodness originates and exists in the world. We only have goodness, virtue, and love as creations of God in his image.
Therefore, it is in communion with God we cultivate goodness within ourselves. Let us give thanks for the righteous glory of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit and pray for goodness to enter our hearts and minds.
Here is a collection of Bible verses about goodness, virtue, and righteousness for encouragement to seek what is good and abhor what is evil! May our love for God be genuine and steadfast.
21 Bible Verses about Goodness and Virtue
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, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!
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!
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living!
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.
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?
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him.
Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.
And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone.
So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.
The Lord is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made.
You are good and do good; teach me your statutes.
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.
Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
2 Peter 1:5-8
For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,
Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out.
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