Paul says, let ours, our people, learn to maintain good works, and to help all who need your assistance.
He says, "This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men." Titus 3:8
It’s every believer’s duty to know the things that are good and profitable, and what’s not profitable for them and others too.
For that unprofitable he says, avoid;
"But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain" Titus 3:9. Avoid or reject evil, brawling, deceit, lust, pleasure, envy, malice, hate, disobedience, and the list goes on.
However, he says affirm constantly, that they be careful to maintain good works, that their lives may be fruitful in all good works. Ever good work which you do is rewarded accordingly.
Being sound in faith as well as contending for it are good works, and "in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity, sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you" Titus 2:7-8. Good behaviour is good works, "that the word of God be not blasphemed" Titus 2:5.
He said, "be ready to every good work," as it is fit in the Lord because some believers can’t be bothered, "they profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate" Titus 1:16. "But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness, 1 Timothy 6:11.(For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth;) Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. Ephesians 5:9-10.
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