The Scriptures teach us how to live a life that is pleasing to the Lord.  One clear instruction that is mentioned again and again is:  ‘help others; do good.’  Here are some relevant Bible verses:

Trust the Lord and do good; live in the land, and farm faithfulness.  (Ps 37:3 CEB)

Do not withhold what is good from those who deserve it; if it is within your power to give it, do it.  (Pro 3:27 VOICE)

Make your light shine, so others will see the good you do and will praise your Father in heaven.  (Mt 5:16 CEV)

So then, as we have opportunity, let us work that which is good toward all men, and especially toward them that are of the household of the faith.  (Gal 6:10 ASV)

Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else.  (1 Thes 5:15 NIV)

If you know someone who doesn’t have any clothes or food, 16 you shouldn’t just say, “I hope all goes well for you. I hope you will be warm and have plenty to eat.” What good is it to say this, unless you do something to help?   (Jas 2:15-16 CEV)

Helping others and doing good accomplishes a number of positive things.  Helping and blessing other people:

  • Makes the world a better place.
  • Makes us better people.
  • Creates a meaningful bond with people.
  • Strengthens community and is good for society.
  • Contributes to a long life.
  • Boosts our happiness, health, and sense of well-being.
  • Helps nurture our faith and inspires us to deepen our relationship with God.
  • Brings glory to God and generates a positive attitude towards believers.

When we help others, we join the Lord in the work that He is always doing. 

Service to others from a heart that loves, obeys, and follows God actually resonates in eternity.  (See Colossians 3:23-24 and Matthew 6:1-6) 

This is a clear calling from the Lord to every believer.  Rise up and answer the call, dear brothers, and sisters!  You are blessed.

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