Not doing, Yes doing
I found the following scripture an interesting Möbius loop.
He saved us, not because of the good things we did, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sins and gave us a new life through the Holy Spirit. He generously poured out the Spirit upon us because of what Jesus Christ our Savior did. He declared us not guilty because of his great kindness. And now we know that we will inherit eternal life. These things I have told you are all true. I want you to insist on them so that everyone who trusts in God will be careful to do good deeds all the time. These things are good and beneficial for everyone. – Titus 3:5-8
Notice what I highlighted.
We were not saved because of the good things we did. But we are now ordered to be careful to do good deeds all the time.
The difference is the reason. It isn’t about us. It is about others. Even our salvation is about others. We could not do it, someone other than us, Jesus, had to do the good deed for us. Now we are free as a result of his good deed to do good deeds for others too.
Father, may I do good deeds all the time. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
For everyone. Jan