Good – beautiful and kind

ἀγαθός (agathos)

“agathos means “good,” though its connotations overlap with kalos (“beautiful”) and chrēstos (“kind”).” – Mounce’s Expository Dictionary

Luke 11:13
If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

Romans 12:2
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Philippians 1:6
And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

Romans 8:28
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

Meditate with me on all this wonderful verses containing this agathos good.


אָבַד (ʾābad) “to perish, destroy, demolish, become lost.”

“My people have been lost sheep. Their shepherds have led them astray, turning them away on the mountains. From mountain to hill they have gone. They have forgotten their fold. All who found them have devoured them, and their enemies have said, ‘We are not guilty, for they have sinned against the Lord, their habitation of righteousness, the Lord, the hope of their fathers.’” – Jeremiah 50:6-7

The Lord is our habitation of righteousness.
The Lord is the hope of our fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
Without Him, we are lostp.


אָב (ʾāb)

But now, O Lord, You are our Father,
We are the clay, and You our potter;
And all of us are the work of Your hand.
– Isaiah 64:8

The Hebrew word ab means father, and it is used to talk not only about earthly fathers but also God as a Father to Israel. It is this same Father Who gave His Son so that we too may be called sons of God, that we may graphed in, adopted, that we may call Him our Father.