CALLED TO DO GOOD

From the example of the life of Christ here on earth, it is clear that in addition to His ministry of the Kingdom, He was found doing good all the time.

Acts 10:38 (KJV)
[38]How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.

The passage tells us that Christ went about doing good. Christ was always ready to do good. He always do the ministry of doing good.

Some Christians do not have the heart of doing good. They have been saved, but have not mature to the measure of the fullness of this service.

But, we know that we can also do good because Jesus did. As he is, so are we.

1 John 4:17 (KJV)
[17]Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.

As believers, we can mature in the service or activity of doing good. We have the grace, all we need is to surrender to God who gives us the ability.

One way in which we can do good is to share the gospel of Christ to whole wide world. Without a shadow of a doubt, God is pleased with this service of doing good.

Matthew 28:18-20 (KJV)
[18]And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
[19]Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
[20]Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Another way in which believers are called to do good is radiating our light in the darkness of the world. We are created to be a good example to a corrupt world.

Matthew 5:14-16 (KJV)
[14]Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
[15]Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
[16]Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

1 Timothy 4:12 (KJV)
[12]Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

The third point I would like to mention is doing good to every one, at every time. As believers we should have sympathy for everyone. We should excel in deeds of kindness.

Galatians 6:10 (KJV)
[10]As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

Proverbs 31:20 (KJV)
[20]She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.

1 Timothy 5:10 (KJV)
[10]Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints’ feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work.

Matthew 6:3 (KJV)
[3]But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:

The scriptures above admonish us to do good. When we do this, we imitate our Father in heaven. We should do good in spreading the gospel, in being separated from the world to set a good example to unbelievers, and in helping everyone, everywhere.

Thanks for reading. Kindly share with family and friends. God bless you.

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