Etymology of good and bad helps us discern good and bad, right and wrong. Etymology is the study of the origin of words, their meaning and how the meaning has changed. In America, those who do not believe in the God of the Bible have reversed the meanings of good and bad. So, saying or writing that the works of the flesh, cited from Galatians 5, are sin is bad. According to them, saying or writing that is politically incorrect. They typically practice the works of the flesh and take pleasure in them. So, to them, works of the flesh are good. This confusion of meaning is predominate among those who do not believe in the God of the Bible. Their highest purpose it to destroy Christianity. Even so, we are still one nation under God, with liberty and justice for all.
God haters have put some serious dents in that and are striving to erase it from our American heritage. So, they do their utmost to destroy any semblance of what unites us: Christianity, Family, Authority, Sexual restraint, Personal responsibility, Liberty, Justice, Truth, Patriotism and national unity, Community, Conservatism and Tradition.
Those who do not believe in the God of the Bible do not have a clue that they are missing the good pleasure of goodness. We who fear, love and trust in God above all things thrive in it in the culture Jesus builds.
Paul prayed this prayer.
“we do pray always for you, that our God may count you worthy of the calling, and may fulfil all the good pleasure of goodness, and the work of the faith in power, that the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and Lord Jesus Christ.” 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 YLT
For a complete examination of the Etymology of Good Pleasure, click here: Word Study: Good Pleasure