Yesterday we got a glimpse of some of Paul’s “good works”. Today we are going to focus more on our own good works.
Verse 7 says – ¨In everything set them an example by doing what is good.¨
This is a good reminder that people are always watching, and looking to you as their role model. By always doing good you will be encouraging others to do good as well.
Moving further into the chapter in verses 11 & 12 we learn that the grace from God helps teach us to live godly lives. My Bible’s footnotes for these verses says, ¨This same grace instructs us that our salvation should produce good works.¨ (Zondervan, NIV Study Bible)
Verse 14 brings up another good point – we should be, ¨eager to do what is good” (Titus 2:14). Because of the grace that God has given us we should want in our hearts to do good works as a way of thanking Him. God’s grace gives us a chance to start over and live a life that pleases Him. Which, as you might have guessed, includes good works.
Take a minute and meditate on the chorus of the song Give Me Your Eyes by Brandon Heath. Ask God to open your eyes and show you some good works that need to be done.
Give me your eyes for just one second
Give me your eyes so I can see,
Everything that I keep missing,
Give your love for humanity.
Give me your arms for the broken-hearted
The ones that are far beyond my reach.
Give me Your heart for the ones forgotten.
Give me Your eyes so I can see
Ephesians 2:10 – ¨For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.¨
We need to open our hearts to figure out what God wants us to do for him.