Some consider GOOD AND BAD as words expressing righteous and evil things, things that come to you in life with God heading up Good and Satan the Bad. Separating them is important because what you do will determine whether you face the Good of God or Satan’s Bad; Ecclesiastes 12:14 (KJV) shows GOOD AND BAD choices being made available by God:
For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.
So, knowing that God is good is a starting point and in Matthew 19:17 (KJV) you observe Christ reassuring you of Good’s origin:
And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
Keeping God’s commandments is hearing Him and makes you a good person; Jeremiah 13:10 (KJV) addresses those who hear not:
This evil people, which refuse to hear my words, which walk in the imagination of their heart, and walk after other gods, to serve them, and to worship them, shall even be as this girdle, which is good for nothing.
Little “g” gods in your King James refer to the gods who are not God, His opposite and worshipping these opposing gods will prevent anyone from hearing God’s Word. A good for nothing girdle describes them well; 1 Peter 3:17 (KJV) addresses these good for nothing ones:
For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing.
Do you pass this “suffering for well doing” test? Following Bad is easier but you pay later…On Judgment Day. But you need not; following God’s Commandments is the only payment needed.
3 John 1:11 (KJV) elaborates on GOOD AND BAD being available as well as where your choice takes you:
Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.
“Seen God”, in this illustration, continues utilizing figure of speech to make a point. Doing Good is following God and represents you visualizing Him while doing Bad is following and visualizing Satan.
Continuing to utilize figure of speech, Mark 9:47 (KJV) uses one of your eyes to illustrate that doing Good involves sacrifice and that it plays a role in making it to God’s Kingdom:
And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire:
Understanding God’s use of plucking out one of your eyes is helpful because staying out of hell involves suffering and sacrifice