Topic: Do Good! (Open Heaven 30 January 2021)
Memorise: And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. – Galatians 6:9
Read: Romans 2:6-10 (KJV)
6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds:
7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:
8 But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,
9 Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;
10 But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:
Bible In One Year: Galatians 4-6
Good people are wise people. They understand that being good to others will endear them to God, so they keep doing good. Also, they know that, according to Proverbs 11:17, when you show mercy to others, you are actually being good to yourself, and when you are cruel to them, you are also being cruel to yourself. It is very simple: you cannot deceive God, whatever you sow is what you will reap (Galatians 6:7).
Our God is a good God. He is good even to people who do evil (Matthew 5:45), so if you want to be good, learn from Him. David said in Psalm 119:68:
“Thou art good, and doest good; teach me thy statutes.”
One of the ways through which God helps us to do good is by anointing us. Jesus in Acts 10:38 began to do good things because of this anointing:
“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 moment you are empowered to do something good for someone and you do not do it, you are asking for the wrath of God to come upon you because it is a waste of His anointing. Proverbs 3:27 says “Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is the power of thine hand to do it”
This is why whenever I see someone who needs prayers and my protocol officers are blocking the person from reaching me, I intervene and ask them to bring the fellow. I don’t want to annoy my Daddy by withholding what I know He has given me for the benefit of others. Do you know that on the last day, we will be judged also based on how good we have been to others (Matthew 25:31-46)? 3 John 1:11 says:
“Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.”
In other words, if you are truly a child of God as you claim, you must always do good.
Have you been doing good?
Father, help me to always do good unto all men, In the mighty name of Jesus.
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