Hello Friends ~
The perfect definition of Goodness to me is ~ Love in Action ~
I love that this photo used hearts which is the new addition to my Etsy store.
After making each heart which I did with the Spirits help I looked at each one and smiled.
So what is it this thing called goodness? What is a good heart, a good deed? Good question. Even Jesus sought to clear up people’s misconceptions when a man once greeted Him as “Good Rabbi” and the Lord stopped him short and called into question the man’s definition of goodness. So how do we define it? First, goodness is a Christian thing; it’s a fruit of the Spirit. In Galatians 5:22 it says that the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness and goodness. A good deed can only be truly good as it is inspired and motivated by the Spirit of Christ; it has to be a fruit of the Spirit.
A good deed is one, which on the outside, conforms to the demands of the law but, on the inside, is motivated by a desire to please God. So this means that Christians are the ones who have a true capacity for goodness. As the Spirit of Christ fills each of us, we have the potential to be good and to do truly good deeds because our desire is to please God.
Dr. R.C. Sproul points out that the fruit of goodness carries with it a new ability to appreciate excellence, beauty and truth. Guided by God’s Spirit, we know when an action or a deed is good, because we appreciate it’s true and lovely character. Like: God saw what He created and said, “It is good.”
If you would like to read more about Dr R.C. Sproul ~
“A good life is when your assume nothing, do more, smile often, dream big, & realize how blessed you are for what you have.”
With the spirits help we can all obtain the fruit of ~ Goodness ~
Have a wonderful week.