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Read Introduction to Galatians

 

“Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith”

 

let us do

The words “let us do” refer to active, effective, and diligent work. Christians should put great and continued effort into serving others. All of us have the power to do good; we need to exert it.

“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” (Titus 3:8).

good

The spiritual Christian does “good” to both Christians and non-Christians. The “good” here is an intrinsic good. We care about the essential welfare of others.

Principle:

Godly Christians care about the essential welfare of other Christians.

Application:

Godly Christians care about the essential welfare of other Christians. We will not pass on gossip about people because it will hurt their reputation. We give them the benefit of the doubt. We refuse to believe the worst and think ill of them.

Some people always think the worst of others. That is their bent of mind. They are willing to believe the worst on the smallest evidence possible. This is compensation for their small egos. Spirit-filled believers are not only willing to think the best about others, but they are willing to out of their way to do the best for others.
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