Good comes from God

The good in this world comes to us from God up above.


98. The good in this world comes to us from God up above. God is the giving and God takes care of us. In fact, the religions of God tell us that God only desires that which is good for us: the cross-5pix Christianity: 2 Corinthians 5:18 “And all things are of God,” James 1:17 “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” Jewish symbols star-8pix Judaism: Tobias 19. “Bless The Lord thy God always The Lord himself giveth all good things.” 1 Chronicles 29:14 “All things come of Thee, and of Thine own have we given Thee.” 1 Chronicles 29:12 “Both riches and honour come of Thee, and Thou reignest over all; and in Thine hand is power and might; and in Thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all.”

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “GOD hath, at all times and under all conditions, been wholly independent of His creatures. He hath cherished and will ever cherish the desire that all men may attain His gardens of Paradise with utmost love, that no one should sadden another, not even for a moment, and that all should dwell within His cradle of protection and security until the Day of Resurrection which marketh the dayspring of the Revelation of Him Whom God will make manifest.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 86)

Islamic symbol-10 pix ISLAM: “Allah (God) has not ordered you to do anything but that which is good.”

(Islam, Ali b. Abi Taalib, Letters from Nahjul Balaagh)

Islamic symbol-5pix Islam: 79. “Whatever good, (O man!) happens to thee, is from Allah; but whatever evil happens to thee, is from thy (own) soul.” 73. “Good fortune comes to you from Allah.”

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah   4)

Zoroastrian symbol-12pix ZOROASTRIANISM: “I ascribe all good to Ahura Mazda  (God).” 5. “Thou, O Ahura Mazda! Didst think, speak, dispose, and do all things good for us.” 13. “All the amenities of life appertain to the ‘good’ Mazda, (and come) from Him.”

(Zoroaster, The Zend-Avesta, Avesta – Yasnas 12, 13 and 19)

Zoroastrian symbol-5pix Zoroastrianism: 5. “Thou, O Ahura Mazda! didst think, speak, dispose, and do all things good (for us), so to Thee would we give, so would we assign to Thee our homage; so would we worship Thee with our sacrifices.”

(The Zend-Avesta, Avesta – Yasna 14)

Zoroastrian symbol-5pix Zoroastrianism: “Mazda is the source of all that is (good) valuable in life.” “Mazda sustains the moral order. He is the source of all that is worthy in life.”

(ZOROASTER, Hymns of Atharvan pp. 310 and 491)

Hindu symbol-10pix HINDUISM: “He, The God (Brahma), endow us with good.”

(Hindu, Upanishads vol. 2, Svetasvatara-Upanishad)

Hindu symbol 5-pix Hinduism: “All good things hast Thou sown for him, Auspicious One!

(Hindu, Vedas, Rig Veda – Book  1)

Buddhist wheel symbol-10 pix BUDDHISM: 9. “Do not think lightly of good that not the least consequence will come of it. The good man encounters the good consequences.” A gift, from the realm of the uncreated one.

(Buddhist, Dhammapada – Sayings of the Buddha 1 (tr. J. Richards))

Mandaean symbol-15pix SABEANISM: “Thou hast shown us that which the eye of man hath not seen, and caused us to hear that which human ear has not heard. Thou hast freed us from death and united us with life, released us from darkness and united us with light, led us out of evil and joined us to good. Thou hast shown us the Way of Life and hast guided our feet into ways of truth and faith so that Life cometh and expelleth darkness and goodness cometh and casteth out evil.” Goodness cometh to man from God above.  “(As) the mingling of wine with water, so may Thy truth, thy righteousness and thy faith be added to those who love Thy name of Truth, And Life be praised.” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapter 45)

Mandaean symbol1 Sabeanism: “Good is (from) the Good One (God), for the good. He (God) set His nature upon those who love His name.” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapter 170)

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “All things have been created for your sakes, and for the sake of naught else hath your creation been ordained. Fear ye God and take heed lest forms and apparels debar you from recognizing Him. Render ye thanksgiving unto God that perchance He may deal mercifully with you.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 161)

The shrine10 pix Babi Religion: “Thou hast created in heaven and earth and whatsoever lieth between them; inasmuch as he will inherit the heavenly home, through the revelation of Thy favours, and will partake of the goodly gifts Thou hast provided therein; for the things which are with Thee are inexhaustible. This indeed is Thy blessing which according to the good-pleasure of Thy Will Thou dost bestow on those who tread the path of Thy love.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 189)

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: “We, verily, desire for you naught save what shall profit you, and to this bear witness all created things, had ye but ears to hear.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, The Kitab-i-Aqdas, p. 75)

the greatest name 8 pixBaha’i Faith: “For God hath ordained every good thing, whether created in the heavens or in the earth.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, p. 276)

the greatest name 8 pixBaha’i Faith: “Know thou, that I have wafted unto thee all the fragrances of holiness, have fully revealed to thee My word, have perfected through thee My bounty and have desired for thee that which I have desired for My Self. Be then content with My pleasure and thankful unto Me.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, The Arabic Hidden Words 70)