Posts Tagged ‘ Good Works ’

VerseD: 1 Peter 3:13

Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is good?
1 Peter 3:13, ESV

Our priorities should be based on God’s goodness and all things good (according to their nature or purpose).
Then we have a defense and clear conscience as we seek to glorify God.

VerseD: 1 Peter 4:16

Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name.
1 Peter 4:16, ESV

If you are doing the good works of God and experiencing the persecution of others, take joy in knowing that you suffer as our Lord suffered. And that could bring others to saving faith in Christ.

VerseD: 1 Thessalonians 5:15

See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone.
1 Thessalonians 5:15, ESV

We are ambassadors of peace, between each other as Christians and between God and others. Do good to win others to Christ.

VerseD: Matthew 5:44

But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you
Matthew 5:44, ESV

When we pray for and do good works toward those who mistreat us, we either heap coals on their heads for the final judgment or lead them to saving knowledge in Jesus Christ.

VerseD: Proverbs 21:2

Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the heart.
Proverbs 21:2, ESV

We may think we are doing good things, but God can see our motivations, our intentions.
Maybe we want to help to because of the obligation, to feel good about ourselves, or even to get revenge!
Or maybe we want to love others. In Christ’s name.

VerseD: Galatians 6:9

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
Galatians 6:9, ESV

We may never see the fruit of good works in this life, but our Father will reward us in eternity for our faithful witness for Christ.

VerseD: Ephesians 2:10

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, ESV

Just as God created a good world and loves His Creation, we were created to love this world and draw it back to Him out of the sin and rebellion we brought in, to be like the Son through His power.

VerseD: John 15:4

“Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.”
John 15:4, ESV

Works can never save us, nor can we do truly good works apart from Christ.

VerseD: Matthew 5:14-16

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”
Matthew 5:14‭-‬16, ESV

Our works will never save us, but Christ’s work and light shine through us to glorify the Father by leading others to Christ.

VerseD: Philippians 2:12

Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling
Philippians 2:12, ESV

We do not earn our salvation. We show the world we are saved by being obedient to Christ and doing good works to help others, encourage each other, and glorify God.