Galatians 6:9-10, “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.”
While we do not do good deeds to be saved, good deeds reveal that we are saved. The love of God oozes through our pores, spurring us to do good for others. Doing good makes us the extension of God’s hands and fee to a suffering world. God is the provider of all good gifts; the suffering world is the beneficiary of God’s good gifts. Our good deeds are the conduit through which God’s good gifts flow to His people. As Christians, we are called to never tire or become disconcerted with doing good.
- Emulate Jesus in doing good. Acts 10:38 says, “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.
- Love what is good. Titus 1:8 says, “Rather he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined.
- Desire to do good. Titus 2:11-14 says, “For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.”
- Be ready to do good. Titus 3:1 says, “Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good.”
- Be committed to doing good. Titus 3:8 says, “This is a trustworthy saying. And I want you to stress these things, so that those who have trusted in God may be careful to devote themselves to doing what is good.”
- “Count that day lost in which you’ve not done something good for another.”(Unknown)
- “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in every place you can, at all the times you can, to everyone you can, as long as you ever can—do all the good you can.” – John Wesley
Have you done any good deeds for anyone lately?
What is God calling you to do for someone this week?
What is stopping you from doing good?