Titus 3:8b (NLT)
… so that all who trust in God will devote themselves to doing good.
What does it mean to do good? Is “good” subjective?
“Our people must learn to do good by meeting the urgent needs of others….”
When you do good, you are unselfishly thinking of others. The act of doing good becomes second nature when practiced. Titus 3:14 says you “must learn to do good by…”. You must take action. You must be about the practice of doing good, and the more you do good, the easier it will become.
When driving in the parking lot and met by a pedestrian, stop, patiently, and allow the pedestrian the right away. Don’t speed up thinking, “they are walking too slow!”
When you are out with a group of 11 people, do not sit at a table for 10. Consider everyone and draw in the outsider.
When planning a meal, try to have something everyone likes. Occasionally, we focus on one family member or another, but we should strive to have options.
When frustration attacks, take a step back, breathe, reevaluate the situation. Try a new approach.
When the waitress seems to be having an especially bad day, and your service is directly hindered, show mercy. Smile, be kind, and tip well.
Wave. Smile. Make eye contact. Greet a stranger. Slow down. Say, “I am sorry”. Think of others first. Be the last in line, somebody’s got to do it. Empty the dishwasher. Take out the trash. Replace the trash liner. Say, “I love you”. Say, “Jesus loves you”.
When you do good, you “do😃 God”. You are God’s hands extended. He uses you.
[“DO GOOD” spelled backwards is “DOO GOD”.
I know it has an extra “o”, but phonetically it works.]😉