20 Bible Verses about Goodness
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.
Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
“I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but not everything is constructive.
The Lord is righteous in all his ways
and faithful in all he does.
Trust in the Lord and do good;
dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
What a person desires is unfailing love;
better to be poor than a liar.
The Lord is good,
a refuge in times of trouble.
He cares for those who trust in him.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
This is what the Lord says:
Stand at the crossroads and look;
ask for the ancient paths,
ask where the good way is, and walk in it,
and you will find rest for your souls.
But you said, ‘We will not walk in it.’
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
Remember, Lord, your great mercy and love,
for they are from of old.
Do not remember the sins of my youth
and my rebellious ways;
according to your love remember me,
for you, Lord, are good.
For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.
Turn from evil and do good;
seek peace and pursue it.
I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God.
Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.
And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
Who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.
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