Did you notice Him there? God keeps showing up even in the most tragic of circumstances. As Toby Mac and Blessing Offor sing, He truly is “The Goodness” in our lives. His goodness is so profound, however, that the Hebrew word for it is difficult to translate.
We’ll look at the Hebrew word checed within a Psalm this week. We’ll see how God’s goodness keeps showing up.
In this week’s episode, I discuss the following:
- Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – this week’s Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include:
- Read in context
- Read various translations
- Complete a word study
- Start with God
- Use your imagination
- This week’s theme verse in the New King James Version – “Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness – Psalm 107:8
- Reading our theme verse in various translations and seeing that “goodness” is translated in many ways
- Completing a word study on the word for goodness – checed – BibleHub.com
- Always responding with thankfulness at the goodness of God – Psalm 107:1-3
- The wilderness season displayed in Psalm 107:4-9
- Watching God’s responses in the various circumstances described in Psalm 107
- The bondage displayed in Psalm 107:10-16
- The season of sickness presented in Psalm 107:17-22
- The storm-tossed life revealed in Psalm 107:23-32
- Learning to understand a complicated trait of God like checed – Psalm 107:43
- “To understand the delightful attribute of loving-kindness is an attainment as pleasant as it is profitable: those who are proficient scholars in this art will be among the sweetest singers to the glory of Jehovah.” – Charles Spurgeon – Treasury of David – Amazon Paid Link
You can train yourself to observe the goodness of God by seeing it in Scripture first, then you’ll begin to see His goodness in your own life.
Enjoy the official lyric video below.
More Than a Song Playlist
- Lyrics – NewReleaseToday.com
- The story behind the song “TheGoodness” by TobyMac – PromiseFM.com Article
- Word study of checed – Blog Post
- “What is the meaning of the Hebrew word hesed?” – GotQuestions.org Article
- NIV Life Application Bible – Amazon Paid Link
Read Psalm 107 for yourself. Read it repeatedly in various translations. Look for God’s response to those who cry out to him from different life circumstances. Meditate on the goodness of God. Then be sure to turn your heart to thanksgiving and praise our God, who keeps showing up when we cry out.