Does God command an act because it's good?

If you said yes here, you would be in error.

This question implies that there is a moral law that is external to and higher than God. This means that God is not sovereign.

This view is in contrast to Christianity. There is nothing higher or above God.

"Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, and the one who formed you from the womb, ‘I, the Lord, am the maker of all things, stretching out the heavens by Myself, and spreading out the earth all alone,…’" (Isa 44:24)

"With Him are wisdom and might; to Him belong counsel and understanding." (Job 12:13)

"Daniel answered and said, ‘Let the name of God be blessed forever and ever, for wisdom and power belong to Him. And it is He who changes the times and the epochs; He removes kings and establishes kings; He gives wisdom to wise men, and knowledge to men of understanding. It is He who reveals the profound and hidden things; He knows what is in darkness, and the light dwells with Him.’" (Dan 2:20-22)

©2003 A resource for learning how to read the Bible.