Ah, someone who knows he must do them!! Good question!!! I'll soon put up a Message about FAITH and WORKS - which saves us? Meantime, at Jesus' Judgment Seat true Christians will have all their works JUGDED. 2 CORINTHIANS 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad. NOT checking about Heaven or Hell here. That's His MAIN Judgment. This is judging the WORKS we've DONE HERE ON EARTH of those who will be living with Him forever.
So are you ready? To have your works JUDGED I mean. Most Believers are FAR from ready!! It's coming, guys! More CERTAIN even than the sun coming up tomorrow morning. But I digress. *hee! I've wanted to say that for ages!!* So WHAT ARE OUR WORKS? You know that God wants from us to live right - live righteously! The righteous man or woman will produce GOOD WORKS!! - things we do, and say, and even think probably, which will be GOOD and PLEASING to the Lord God!!! These will stem from (flow out of) our OBEDIENCE TO Him, from our LOVE FOR Him - and for others - and from our innermost DESIRE to PLEASE HIM, i.e., make Him HAPPY!!! (yes, you CAN do that!!)
Specifically, GOOD WORKS (deeds) in the New Testament may be: taking care of those Brothers and Sisters in need, providing money to enable such things, plain straight out loving and caring for other Believers, bringing up your kids to love God, loving your wife or husband really good, living in peace with other Believers to the best of your ability. You get the idea. Paul said to Titus to teach: TITUS 3:8b that those who have believed in God should be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable to men. They sure are!!!
And so what then are BAD WORKS? FAITH will produce good works; UNBELIEF will NOT!! BAD WORKS are mostly a FAILURE to do GOOD WORKS!!! So... any failures in YOUR life at the moment like this? Then that's God's Word to you to get with Him to change! HE WILL HELP!! Blessings to all!
- BM, with his Lady