The Apostle Paul frequently wrote on the theme of doing good for all people.
When Paul talks about the freedom we have in Christ, he essentially says it is expressed through doing good things. In Thessalonians, it says, “And as for you, brothers and sisters, never tire of doing what is good.” In 1 Corinthians, he writes, “Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord…”
And in Timothy, he says, “Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be [...]
According to Ephesians 2:10, we are “created in Christ Jesus to do good works,which God prepared in advance for us to do.” We don’t serve others to be forgiven, we serve because we are forgiven. How can we be sure that our serving others is acceptable and pleasing to the Lord? Fred Gladney puts our service through a six point test. Find out what happens when our motivation to serve others passes the test.