God expects every one of His saints to be actively involved in good works.
Created for Good Works ~ “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them”
(Ephesians 2:10). God had good works waiting for us even before we came into His family!
Enabled to Do Good Works ~ “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16-17). God has provided the training manual (the Bible) and the trainer (His Holy Spirit) to fully equip you!
Responsible for Good Works ~ “This is a faithful saying, and these things I want you to affirm constantly, that those who have believed in God should be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable to men” (Titus 3:8). Good works are also for our benefit!
Prepared for All Good Works ~ “But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay, some for honor and some for dishonor. Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work” (2 Timothy 2:20-21). God expects us to be prepared and ready for every opportunity!
Fanatical About Good Works ~ “For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works” (Titus 2:11-14). Are you as much of a fan of good works as you are of your favorite sports team or other favorite item?
Rich in Good Works ~ “Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy. Let them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share, storing up for themselves a good foundation for the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life” (1 Timothy 6:17-19). Good works are the true riches for eternity!
A Lifestyle of Good Works ~ “In all things showing yourself to be a pattern of good works; in doctrine showing integrity, reverence, incorruptibility, sound speech that cannot be condemned, that one who is an opponent may be ashamed, having nothing evil to say of you” (Titus 2:7-8). Doing good becomes the normal lifestyle of a mature Christian!
Overflowing With Good Works ~ “At Joppa there was a certain disciple named Tabitha, which is translated Dorcas. This woman was full of good works and charitable deeds which she did” (Acts 9:36). In the early church we are given an example of good works being the norm for the follower of Jesus Christ.
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