Many years ago as a twelve year old girl, I accompanied my father to a nearby city where he had been asked to preach. Before the service, we were invited to dinner at a parishioner’s home.
While my dad and the host visited and I sat and listened, the man’s wife prepared the dinner. I do not remember the conversation except that a man by the name of John G. Lake was mentioned. If you don’t know this name, this will mean nothing to you. If you do know who John G. Lake was, then you will know that I remember this event because John G. Lake’s daughter served us burned liver and onions.
It was a quiet meal, even awkward, as we navigated around blackened breading. An occasional chair scraped against the wood floor, throats were cleared, and no thank yous softly spoken at the prospect of seconds.
What I do remember is that Wilford Reidt presented my dad with Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance to the King James Bible. As daddy was pretty much a walking Bible encyclopedia anyway, he gave it to me.
I loved this huge volume, as big as a desk dictionary. It delved into Hebrew and Greek words journeying deeply into the memory of each meaning.
Keeping my promise, I will tell you what Strong says about good as in “God is Good.” Psalm 136:1
The word good in the Hebrew is towb. Towb means good in the widest sense. It can be an adjective or a noun and it is used both in the masculine and the feminine, singular and plural. It is quite an encompassing word.
What you need to know about towb is that it can be translated into a variety of English words. This is where I invite you to focus. Read through this list and now picture a Good God!
- What do you notice?
- Are these the characteristics of a dog?
- Are these the characteristics of someone who is only good and not better and best?
Meditate on this list for 24 hours or 24 days and then tell me you don’t want your mind to Awaken to Possibility so you can receive revelation of this Glorious God.
Here’s the list. You might read through the list substituting each of the following words for the word good as in God is Beautiful! God is Best!
By the time you finish, I hope you will be grabbing your head and declaring at the top of your lungs~
Mind! Awaken to Possibility!
Marlee Huber ~ For Your Flourishing Life!