DIVINE GOOD

God is Good
Divine Good Production
Divine Good Production in Man
Human Good
Eternal Rewards and Judgment

God is Good

1.  Goodness is part of the essence of God (Ex 33:19; Neh 9:25, 35; Psa 25:7; 100:5; 106:1; Na 1:7).
2.  God is inherently Good and not bad, or evil (Mk 10:18; Lk 18:19; Jas 1:13).
3.  Evil comes from separation from God (Gen 2:17; Psa 34:16; 3 Jn 11).  God cannot be evil.
4.  God is Good, but Satan is evil (Matt 13:37-39; 1 Jn 5:19; 3 Jn 11).
5.  Man is evil, totally depraved, and without inherent good (Gen 6:5; 8:21; Ps 14:13; Matt 15:19; Rom 1:2832; 7:18).
6.  Definitions
     a.  bot(tob) = good, Divine Good
     b.  bWt(tub) = goodness, Divine Good production
     c.  ajgaqov" (agathos) = good of intrinsic value; Divine Good
     d.  ajgaqwsuvnh (agathosune) = goodness, Divine Good production

Divine Good Production

1.  The production (work) of God is Divine Good.  All that He produces is Good (Psa 23:6; 27:13).
2.  All of God's Creation was Divine Good (Gen 1:4-31; 1 Tim 4:4).
3.  Beauty is the product of God's inherent goodness.  There is beauty in God's Creation.  The woman has beauty (Gen 6:2; 12:11, 14; 24:16; 29:17).
3.  God stores up Divine Good production for believers to receive in Grace (Psa 31:19; 2 Thess 1:11; Jas 1:17).
4.  Definitions:
     a. ajgaqwsuvnh (agathosune) = goodness, Divine Good production
     b. kalov" (kalos) = beauty (Gen 6:2; Lk 21:5); good in quality (Matt 7:17; 12:33; 13:48); Divine Good

Divine Good Production in Man

1.  The Holy Spirit produces Divine Good in the soul of the believer (Gal 5:22; Eph 5:9).
2.  The mature believer is capable of producing Divine Good from his Edification Complex of the Soul (ECS), or Integrity Envelope (Jn 15:16; Rom 15:14; Gal 6:10; 2 Thess 2:17; 1 Tim 2:10; 2 Tim 3:16-17).
3.  The mature believer is capable of discerning between Good and evil (Gen 3:5; 2 Sam 14:17; 1 Ki 3:9; Isa 7:15; Phil 1:9-10; 1 Thess 5:21; Heb 5:14).
4.  The believer is capable of performing Good deeds (Divine Good) when he is filled with the Holy Spirit and executing the Spiritual life (Rom 13:3; Eph 4:28; Col 1:10; 1 Tim 5:10; Titus 3:8, 14).
5.  Doing Good refers to Divine Good production in contrast to sin, human good, or evil (Psa 34:14; Heb 13:16).  Obeying the commandments is doing Good (Jas 2:8).
6.  Good deeds must be produced in Grace (2 Cor 9:8; Eph 2:10).
7.  Divine Good production requires sanctification (2 Tim 2:21).
8.  Divine Good production requires obedience to authority and is commanded of all believers (Titus 3:1).
9.  Definitions:
     a.  ajgaqov" (agathos) = good of intrinsic value; Divine Good
     b.  kalov" (kalos) = good in quality; Divine Good (1 Thess 5:21; Titus 3:8)
     c.  eujpoii>va (eupoiia) = the doing of good

Human Good

1.  Human good is production from the energy of the flesh apart from the filling of the Holy Spirit (Rom 6:13; 8:7-8, 13; Tit 1:16).  Human good is sowing to the flesh, and Divine Good is sowing to the Spirit (Hos 8:7; 10:12-13; Gal 6:8-9).
2.  Human good is produced by the area of strength of the Old Sin Nature (Isa 48:1; 57:12; 64:6; Rev 3:17).
3.  The unbeliever cannot produce Divine Good.  The deeds of his human good (or human righteousness) cannot save (Gal 2:16; 2 Tim 1:9; Tit 3:5).
4.  Human good is not sin.  Sins were paid for, but human good was rejected at the Cross (Eph 2:8-9).
5.  Human good is displeasing to God (Isa 64:6).
6.  Human good is based on arrogance and glorifies man (Rom 4:2).  Divine Good is based on humility and glorifies God (Matt 5:16; Jn 15:8; 1 Pet 5:6).
7.  The one who operates under human good does not have Divine Love (1 Cor 13:3).
8.  Satan inspires and produces human good (2 Cor 11:14).

Eternal Rewards and Judgment

1.  Human good is symbolized by "wood, hay, and straw," which will be burned up at the Evaluation Throne of Christ (1 Cor 3:12, 13, 15; 2 Cor 5:10; Col 3:25), and Divine Good will be rewarded (1 Cor 3:14; 4:5; Eph 6:8; Col 3:24).
2.  Those on the Earth at the Second Advent will be judged according to their works (Ps 62:12; Prov 24:12; Matt 16:27; Rom 2:6).  Only works based upon the Righteousness of God from Salvation will be acceptable to God.
     a.  The unbelievers will be burned up in the Baptism of Fire (Matt 3:11-12; 13:40-42; 25:41; Lk 3:16-17; 13:26-28; Jn 15:6).
     b.  The believers will receive rewards and go into the Millennium (Matt 13:43; 25:33-40).
3.  Human good amounts to dead works, which will be the basis for condemnation of the unbeliever at the Last Judgment (2 Cor 11:15; Rev 20:12, 13).

Author:  Larry Wood,   Released - November 17, 2013 - Revised Nov. 21, 2013

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