Doing Good

Author: Golda Dilema — Host: Andrew StevensPosted on: February 23, 2022

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Doing Good

People can do good, but there is only one person who did good all His life, and that’s Jesus. Even though He is fully God, Jesus came to live among us. He interacted and celebrated with different kinds of people, including the outcasts of society. Jesus was moved with compassion for a widow who had lost her son, and Jesus brought him back to life. Jesus healed a Canaanite woman’s daughter who was possessed by a demon, even though this woman was not a Jew (Jesus’s ministry started with the Jews and later expanded to all people groups). He healed a great number of people, always without payment. Jesus had compassion for thousands of people and fed them without condition. He did not condemn a woman caught in adultery; He forgave her. Greatest of all, Jesus died for our sins, even though we were His enemies, and He rose from the dead—making a way for us to live forever with Him! Jesus did other wonderful things mentioned in the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John). One of Jesus’s close friends wrote, “Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written” (John 21:25). In everything He does, Jesus reveals the heart of God the Father. He is good, and He made us in His image. We were created to love others as Jesus does. We were made to be kind. And even though sin has tainted our ability to do good, Jesus came to restore what’s been broken. As forgiven followers of Jesus, we can love others like Jesus loves us. His Holy Spirit is in us, empowering us to be kind, to forgive, and to bring hope. There are many ways for you to do this each day. Wherever you are—at home, at school, at work, in the community—you can help others. You can show people respect. You can share what you have. You can pray for others and invite them to draw closer to the Lord, the One who answers prayer. Once you’ve put your trust in Jesus, you can always choose to be kind because God has planted kindness in your heart. • Golda Dilema • How can remembering Jesus’s love for you help you love other people? Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Colossians 3:12 (NIV)


Read Verses:

Luke 6:11; Galatians 6:9; Ephesians 4:32