Good Deeds Only?


Plenty of good deeds being done.  But shall we thank those who do them?  Shall they be marked as great men of God?  Will their deeds receive accolades in the Great and Holy assembly?  That glorious place where only the name of Christ Jesus is lifted high.

Many perform their Christianity in the doing of good deeds.  How are they different than those who hate the Lord? 

It is comfortable and enticing to do the good things men expect.  All the while we let fear subject the name of Christ to obscurity.  Yet these “good doers” think they offer God a favor.  They think they honor his Holy name.

Do your good deeds.  But do not neglect the proclamation which must accompany them.  As your fingers work diligently for your fellow man, let your tongue work fearlessly in tandem!  Put down your fear and proclaim the name of Jesus Christ as the strength for all you do.

As the one who proclaims without love in his heart, so is the one who does good deeds without giving blatant glory to the One for whom, and by whom, they are done.

If you do this two things will happen.  The world will despise you regardless the good things you do.  And the Holy One will bless you that you might be fruitful in all his Holy Way.

By His Grace

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2 thoughts on “Good Deeds Only?

  1. Your post brought to mind the following verses when you said, “As the one who proclaims without love in his heart, so is the one who does good deeds without giving blatant glory to the One for whom, and by whom, they are done.”

    1 John 4:7-14

    Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love. By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has seen God at any time; if we love one another, God abides in us, and His love is perfected in us. By this we know that we abide in Him and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit. We have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son to be the Savior of the world.

    Thanks for all of your encouraging posts! To God be the glory! 🙂

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