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Friday, February 14, 2014

Passionate For Good Works

Who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto Himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

Our scripture text answers an implied question of why did Christ shed His precious blood to redeem man from sin? The appropriate answer is because of God's love for man whom He created in His image and likeness to be in fellowship with Him. Sin destroyed that fellowship, but Christ restored that fellowship. In doing so all believers are redeemed to purity because God is holy and pure. Therefore, to become children of God we too must be pure and holy. The second part of the answer is believers are redeemed to do good works for the Lord and be eager to do so.
The question now becomes, What are some good works that believes do for God? Believers share the gospel of Christ with lost souls of the world. Believers commit themselves to living holy lives before God while manifesting the love of Christ in his or her life. Believer give aid to the poor and needy as this is part of God's provisional care. Believers give his or her time, talent and tithes to the Lord to serve others and build God's kingdom. Believers make intercessory prayer for others and self whether petitioning and or praising God.
Believers become zealous for God and to do His will.
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