The Nearness of God Is My Good: Five Bible Passages


Yes, the nearness of God is our good.  And we experience His nearness in all of creation.  When I behold all that He has made and know that He is present in all of it, and that He is always near me, I feel better and I feel empowered to do good and to be good.

The following five Bible passages will shed more light on this truth:

08320012 1.  The whole earth is full of His glory — Isaiah 6:3

“Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord of hosts,
The whole earth is full of His glory.”


A more literal translation of this second line is, the fullness of the whole earth is His glory.  In other word, His glory or His presence can be seen and experienced in all that He has created.  All that we see has His ownership mark on it, and likewise the mark of His character—His beauty and intelligence. But besides the visible things we see, Romans 1: 20 reminds us that…


2. In His creation we are able to somehow see His invisible attributes Romans 1:20

For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.

Yes, in God creation we see His eternal power and divine nature—so that we are without excuse not to honor Him and trust Him.

0033. In the heavens we see God’s handiwork — Psalm 19:1

The heavens are telling of the glory of God;
And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.


0054. The animals, the birds and the fish teach us about God — Job 12:7-10

 But now ask the beasts, and let them teach you;
And the birds of the heavens, and let them tell you.
8 “Or speak to the earth, and let it teach you;
And let the fish of the sea declare to you.
9 “Who among all these does not know
That the hand of the Lord has done this,
10 In whose hand is the life of every living thing,
And the breath of all mankind?


Yes, we should let the beasts, the birds and the fish teach us about God—that he has given them life, hence that He is a life giver, and that he has given us and all things life.

5.  God sends us rain — Psalm 147:8; Matthew 5:48

 Psalm 147:8
Who covers the heavens with clouds,
Who provides rain for the earth,
Who makes grass to grow on the mountains.

The goodness of God sends rain to us all for our good—for our strength and health.  Whenever it rains we ought to remember that He is good and that He cares for us all.


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2 Responses to The Nearness of God Is My Good: Five Bible Passages

  1. Amen! God’s glory is indeed everywhere we turn on this earth. Somehow some people just live as if they have nothing to be grateful for. Thanks for this reminder.

  2. Thanks for reading this. Yes we have lots to be grateful for.

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