“This saying is trustworthy. I want you to insist on these things so that those who have believed God might be careful to devote themselves to good works. These are good and profitable to everyone.” Titus 3:8
Paul exhorts Titus in the above verse to not forget to teach these to the church. And what is that teaching? Doing good works.
Devotion to good works is an essential element of the Christian life for many reasons. One, it leads people to Jesus. Your goodness and kind acts attract others to the heart of Jesus. The world is desperate for light and the light you bear brings life to those in need. Matthew 5:16 says, “In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”
Second, it implies personal integrity. Living out what you believe in pushes away misrepresentation. When Christians fail to be consistent with their sound teaching, we open God’s word to slander.
Lastly, being careful to do good works proves that we are children of God. Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” God has now called us saints, from sinners. And as saints, we live a holy life – a life worthy of the One we worship.