GOD is good.
One biblical principle that deserves an earlier listing is the simple truth that GOD is good.
While we previously covered GOD's power, love, just-ness, and holiness, it would be a mistake not to explicitly mention that GOD is good.
The Bible repeatedly asserts that GOD is good:
1 Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. 2 Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, 3 now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.
(1 Peter 2:1-2 NIV)
28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
(Romans 8:28 NIV)
10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
(Ephesians 2:10 NIV)
1 ... How good God is to Israel,
To the upright in heart.
(Psalm 72 :1 OSB)
8 [God] has shown you, O man, what is good. Or what does the Lord seek from you but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to be ready to walk with the Lord your God?
(Micah 6:8 OSB)
19 So Joseph said to [his brothers], “Do not be afraid, for I belong to God. 20 But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive.
(Genesis 50:19-20 OSB)
Because we face evil in this life, some choose to blame GOD, even going so far as to claim He is the author and creator of evil. Nothing could be further from the truth.
The truth is that GOD allows evil to occur, at times, but that He works all of life's events together for the good of those who are His children.