Summary. It is only through good works that Christians can have right relationships with people. This includes fellow Christians as well as unbelievers. By doing good works you stir up others to good. As Christians we are charged to go and deliver the good news to the world. One of the best way to represent and glorify God is by doing good works. See below for Biblical advice and scriptures on Christian relationships and good works.
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Christian Relationships Are Built Upon Good Works.
It is only through good works that Christians can have right relationships with people. Our relationships are no longer driven by “you scratch my back, I scratch your back”. 1st Timothy 6:18 advises us about Christians characterized by good works.
1st Timothy 6:18, “That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;”
Christian Relationships Stir Up Love and Good Works In Others.
Have you ever been the recipient of a good deed? Didn’t unselfish acts like this stir you up to do good? Hebrews 10:24 advises us to provoke others in love to do good works.
Hebrews 10:24, “And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:”
Christian Relationships Built Upon Good Works Lead People To Christ.
As Christians we are charged to go and deliver the good news to the world. A few preachers may reach tens of thousands of people, but tens of millions of Christians can reach billions of people. 1st Peter 2:12 advises Christians to represent and glorify God by doing good works.
1st Peter 2:12, “Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.”
Washing of Feet – Example of Good Works and Christian Relationships.
The washing of feet is an example of good works that displayed God’s love for us. By this simple act, Jesus corrected His disciples thinking about personal relationships. John 13:14 tells us of Jesus washing the feet of his disciples.
John 13:14, “If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet.”