Of course, we understand that God’s ways are the only true and correct ways so if we want a closer relationship with Him, we will begin to act more and more like Him and become partakers of the Divine Nature.
Here is a list of three reasons why we should do good works. By doing good works we will find ourselves more like God and more like Jesus who went about doing good (Acts 10:38)
Reason #1: God receives the Glory by our good works.
We are not here to bring honor and praise to ourselves. It isn’t that God will not honor us but our lives should be ones that bring Glory to Him. By our good works, men will give glory to God. (Matt 5:16) We show the type of people God wants us to be and who can be opposed to Godly love? We are to be proclaimers of His excellencies and as Christians, gratitude alone should be a motivator.
Reason #2: Unbelievers can become more receptive to the Gospel by our good works.
Peter tells wives who are married to unbelieving husbands to be respectful to these men and supposes that by their actions, not by their words, that these men may won to the Faith. (I Peter 3:1-2) The love of a Christian spouse can be a powerful force but it doesn’t have to be only spouses. As we move among the world, we can turn people away from God if we live like the world but we can also draw them to Him by our good works as we become a type of salt to the world.
Reason #3: The type of Faith we have is demonstrated by our good works. (James 2:14-17)
If you want to know what your faith is made of, consider how you deal with adversities, trials, and persecutions. Do you get angry over small things? Do you lose your temper if someone cuts you off on the road? Do you show by your good works that you trust God to provide for you? If our faith can stand up under the bumps and bruises that life brings our ways, it is a lasting faith indeed.
What are some other reasons why you think we should do good works? Leave your comments below!
Additionally, here is a link to a sermon that speaks to these topic.