Saturday - December 31, 2016
Woodlawn Family Bible Study
BIBLE READING: John 4:16-21
Proverbs 14:22 - "Whoever works to do good will find love and loyalty. It is a mistake to work at doing evil."
Proverbs 21:21 - "People who try hard to do good and be faithful will find life, goodness, and honor."
As we mentioned yesterday, doing good for the wrong reasons is not what God expects. God expects us to follow His word out of love. Love for Him, our friends, our enemies, the rich, the poor, and all our brothers and sisters. Our desire to please Him is what God expects. The good feeling we get from doing good is magnified 1,000 times when that deed is done purely out of love. Remember what John said: “God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.”
APPLICATION: Anyone can do good to those who are good to them. Try doing good to everyone, especially those who are not good to you.