“Are You Doing Good?”
No, this is not a grammatically incorrect question. And, no, this is not a question about your physical health.
God instructs us, though Paul’s letter to Titus, to be people zealous to do good works. It’s essential that Bible-believing Christians put our faith out there and to be symbols of God’s love for all mankind.
To be sure, we are saved by grace alone and not by our good works. There’s no way for us to achieve salvation through obedience to the law, because we all fall short of the glory of God!
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9)
"Christians must say no to a lifestyle that is inconsistent with God’s generous love."
As reborn people, however, our behavior and good acts are crucial. Christians must say no to a lifestyle that is inconsistent with God's generous love. We can show God's salvation message and the transformation of our lives through service to our communities and also personal holiness. We must live in our contemporary world, but reject all things about it that are corrupt. We must embrace good, living and devoting ourselves to Jesus and promoting the common good.
“You, however, must teach what is appropriate to sound doctrine. Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love and in endurance. Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God. Similarly, encourage the young men to be self-controlled. In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us.” (Titus 2:1-8)
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