Ephesians 2:10
How often are we told to “do good works”? To stop what you are doing and help a friend or stranger in need? It seems to have been ingrained in us as Christians to love your neighbor as much as yourself; but what we tend to miss is why we should be doing this. In Paul’s message to the Thessalonians he says, “For we never came with words of flattery as you know, nor with a pretext for greed-God is witness. Nor did we seek glory from people, whether from you or from others.” (1 Thess 2:5-6). Ephesians 2:10 says that “we are God’s workmanship created in Christ for good works”. We should be doing good works for the Glory of God, not to make friends or create good impressions of ourselves. – Lauren Taylor