Titus 3:8 NKJV “This is a faithful saying, and these things I want you to affirm constantly, that those who have believed in God should be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable to men.”
We are saved by faith alone, but after we have been saved, God expects us to do good works. The works we do, are proof of the genuineness of our salvation; because after we believe, we take on the nature of God, and it’s the nature of God to do good. Doing good is just being like God.
Acts 10:38 says that Jesus went about doing good. You see, that’s the purpose of the blessings that we have received from God; to do good to everyone we come across, especially to those who need it. Paul wrote to Timothy, “Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy. Let them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share, storing up for themselves a good foundation for the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.”
You don’t have to be rich to do good; you may not be rich financially, but you are certainly rich in many other ways; you’ve got gifts – there are people who use what they’ve got to raise funds for the less privileged: you don’t have to wait till you can do so much, if you don’t do the little that you are capable of doing now, you are not likely going to do much, when you have a lot. God is glorified when we do good. Jesus said, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”