Goodness as a Virtue

Goodness seems like such a vague word it could mean anything not bad or evil.  However, as a virtue, the “Message” bible defines it as a “conviction that a basic holiness permeates things and people”.  How can I become convinced of this, especially in this dog eat dog world with so much violence and aggression?  I can do this by becoming more aware of the Presence of God everywhere and in every situation.  I can remember God has an influence on every person.  God caused even wicked kings to be favorable to the people who loved Him.  God still does these things.  God hasn’t changed.  The virtue of goodness is one of those virtues whose practice is an act of worship.  I acknowledge God’s sovereignty everywhere and with everyone, and I acknowledge that it is good.


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