The view of modern empirical philosophers that calling a person or a thing ‘good’ is entirely subjective, merely an expression of approval, is not that of the Bible. God is goodness, so what is good is defined in terms of God (Mark 10: 18). God's goodness is shown in the glory of creation and the blessings of nature. His commandments too are good and obedience to them good. Loving our neighbours is good (Gal. 6: 9 ff.) and acts of charity are good (Acts 2: 44 f.) because they proceed from the love of God (1 John 5: 2).