We were created to do good works. What I have learned is that doing good is not always doing God. Sometimes we tend to think if we are busy doing good things, then we are doing godly things. Definitely not always true. It is easy to get caught up in business, mistaking it for godliness. Ask me how I know. However, if we allow the Holy Spirit to guide us we can be sure our good works are aligned with the work God has assigned to us. In Galatians, Paul describes this life of faith as walking in the Spirit (5:16,25) which means to obey the prompting of the Holy Spirit. Also to “being led by the Spirit”(5:18), producing “the fruit of the Spirit”(5:22,23), and sowing “to the Spirit”(6:8). “Faith working through love”(5:6) expresses itself in love for neighbors, especially other believers, and in bearing one anothers burdens (5:14; 6:2, 6) One of the problems Paul was writing to the church about then is the same problem many of us face now, rather than relying upon the power of the Spirit, the believer will start relying on the world and the corrupt “works of the flesh”. Works can only be truly good when they are accomplished in the power of the Holy Spirit given to those who place their faith in Christ (6:7-10). Christians are not only to serve one another in love, they also should do good to non-Christians. In these times especially, we must allow the Holy Spirit to lead and guide us in every decision we make. Foolish does not indicate lack of intelligence but lack of wisdom. Let me be clear, we are not saved by our works! We can thank Jesus Christ for the free gift of Salvation. What we are is God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works which God prepared in advance for us to do. (Ephesians 2:10). Let us continue to do go(o)d!
Love and Blessings…

2 thoughts on “TODAY’S INSPIRATION: DO GO(O)D!

  1. Right on point! When we add Ephesians 2:10 with James 2:18 “Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.” We have to believe we have been purchased. Once we agree and walk in that belief. Our faith is activated by a higher authority that allows us to do good works by faith which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. – Ephesians 2:10. Amen for that Word!


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