The Word instructs us that we are to live above reproach– to conduct ourselves in such a way that our critics can find no fault in us.
Of course, there are people who are always going to look to find fault, criticize and judge. We can have victory over reproach, and not fall into the trap of judgment and condemnation of others by sowing mercy, accepting mercy and living in faith that God is truly on our side!
God’s loving kindness toward us is because we are in covenant relationship with Him. The Lord is GOOD, and He takes holy pleasure in being able to bless His people.
Our sin can make us is timid to trust in God’s goodness. But God’s goodness is not like ours. His goodness is self-caused, and does not depend on or fluctuate because of circumstances.
Focusing on His goodness will cause our hearts to have full assurance of faith. The Lord is good, and His mercy endures forever!