Part of the way in which we conquer evil is to do good. According to the scriptures, doing good is treating everyone with kindness and respect. Doing good is accomplished through faith and trust in God.
“Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. ” Psalm 37:3 ESV
Ephesians 2:10, ESV says “we were created to do good work.”
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”
To reiterate one of my earlier posts, the light of good works emanates through our actions.
“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 5:16 ESV
Paul instructed the disciples and followers, in 2 Thessalonians 3:13 ESV, to not grow weary in the walk and always do good.
“do not grow weary in doing good.”
Doing good can be considered a general statement, but to Christians, it is not a general statement, it is a command. We are instructed to do good in all that we do according to the will of God. We do good applying the principle of love to God, using faith in the name of and strength of Jesus Christ. We are instructed to be kind to everyone with explicit direction to do good and help the poor, elderly, and widows.
Doing good is walking in Christ’s footsteps. It covers all of the attributes of the Fruit of the Spirit: love everyone as Jesus loves us, let our Holy Spirit joy flow outward, live in peace, be patient with ourselves and others, be kind, faithful, gentle and have self-control. Check your mental list and make sure you meet the attributes/virtues that ensure you are ‘doing good’ before you act.
Treat others as you want to be treated. Do good as God has instructed and know that your salvation is laced in God’s grace. Doing Good conquers evil and changes the environment around you.
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Scripture – Bible.com/YouVerison,
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Resources/References – Armor of God-WHat It Is and How to Use It. Debbie McDaniel, Crosswalk.com; Armor of God. What Is It? Bibleinfo.com