Posts Tagged ‘ 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 Chronicles 16:24

Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples!
1 Chronicles 16:24, ESV

Whether Creation, parting seas and rivers, making food last far longer than it should, or – most importantly – saving us from our sins and raising back to life, we should want to tell everyone about our amazing God and the wonders He does!

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: 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.

VerseD: Proverbs 16:3

Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.
Proverbs 16:3, ESV

Do not read this as “Make sure God is invoked in your work so that your plans work out.”

Start your plans by seeking God’s will, work diligently and faithfully with the help of God, and find success on God’s terms, not necessarily your own.

VerseD: Romans 12:21

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Romans 12:21, ESV

If the Antichrist was in front of you, dying of thirst and starvation, would you help?

We help others for God’s glory. He does not need our help defending Himself or the Church.

Simply do good.

VerseD: Luke 12:3

Therefore whatever you have said in the dark shall be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in private rooms shall be proclaimed on the housetops.
Luke 12:3, ESV

We may think we can get away with private sins and things nobody was around to see, hear, or know.

But God sees and knows all, and we will stand before Him one day.

Matthew 7:17-20

So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus you will recognize them by their fruits.
Matthew 7:17‭-‬20, ESV

We are born as diseased trees, selfish in nature, so that all our works are as bd fruit.

But Christ’s blood can restore us and make us living and healthy, able to truly do good works.