Goodwill

<<friendly, well-intentioned>>

It is being helpful and co-operating, having a friendly, willing disposition and looking for and desiring the best in another. “Goodwill is found among the upright” (Prov 14:9). God gave Joseph wisdom and enabled him to gain the goodwill or favour of Pharaoh the king of Egypt. As a result, he was instrumental in saving many people from starvation (Act 7:9-14). The angels announcing the birth of Jesus said, “Peace on earth and goodwill to all man” (Lk 2:14). Goodwill is a right motive for sharing Christ and serving man (Eph 6:7; Phil 1:15).

See also: favour, golden rule, good works.


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