Weekly Devotionals

Hebrews 13:16

“And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.”

We are told in 1 Corinthians 10:24 that, “No one should seek their own good, but the good of others.” This is by no means how you get salvation or deliverance of your sins from God. Good deeds can never rescue us from sin (Romans 11:6). Only Jesus justifies us before God and when we accept Him as our Savior, by faith, then we can be reconciled with God.

Our good works, then, are not what justifies us before God. They are the natural, expected outcome of this relationship (James 2:17–18). It is our willingness to do good for others, praising God. Those who are saved ought to be thankful and rejoice always (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18). This is an act of worshiping the Lord; with joy, which inspires good works, done for others. Jesus fulfilled all of the sacrifice needed to save our souls (Hebrews 9:24–26). So through Jesus, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise, love and thanks to His name (Hebrews 13:15).

©Lorraine Goodwin 12/6/2018 (Inspired through the Holy Spirit)

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