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Christ’s Goodness

{Proof That the Heavenly Trade is the Best Trade

The Person With Whom Heavenly Traders Deal

Christ’s Goodness}

Yes, God’s goodness matches His greatness and sweetly tempers His personal conversation for the encouragement of the lowest soul that interacts with Him. Greatness without goodness discourages rather than encourages the hopes of those who are beneath it. But such is the sweetness of Christ’s nature that His glory actually renders His goodness more pleasing and His goodness makes His glory more desirable. God does not value a person according to his or her [earthly] worth or despise anyone for his low estate. The lowest soul has as easy access to Him and as gracious a reception as do those having the highest reputation among people. “For thus says the high and exalted One Who lives forever, whose name is Holy, I dwell on a high and holy place, And also with the contrite and lowly of spirit In order to revive the spirit of the lowly And to revive the heart of the contrite’” (Isaiah 57:15 NASB). God has a sweet and gracious nature and a free and generous spirit; He is good to all, especially to those who seek Him. This kind of nature renders people desirable. Who would choose to deal with people who have ugly natures and churlish dispositions? Affability and sweetness strongly invite people to interact with those of that nature. And there is none like Jesus for excellent goodness, lovingkindness, pity, and bounty. Goodness is His nature, and mercy is His delight. He takes pleasure in doing good. Jesus Christ will see to it that anybody who trades with Him will be better off for it. He is also able as well as good.

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