Read: Luke 6:27-36
You may have heard people say, “The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.” In Acts 10:38, Luke summarised Jesus’ earthly ministry by saying that Jesus “went about doing good.”
What does the Bible mean by telling us to “do good”? Jesus did good by teaching, feeding, healing, and comforting people. His followers are called to meet the needs of others including those who hate them. Jesus said, “Love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you” (Matt. 5:44). They are to do good to their enemies without expecting anything in return.
Jesus’ disciples are to do good especially to fellow believers (Gal. 6:10). They should not let persecution, selfishness, and busyness to cause them to forget to do good and to share what they have with others (Heb. 13:16).
To be His disciples, let us ask each day: “What good thing can I do today in Jesus’ name?” When we do good, we are offering a sacrifice that pleases God (Heb. 13:16) which draws people to Jesus, and that eventually brings glory to the heavenly Father (Matt. 5:16).