3 Trust in the Lord and do good;
dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Psalm 37:3
David reminds us of two basic tenets of the Christian faith: trusting in God and doing good. It’s a repeated theme throughout the New Testament as well. The works are a byproduct of faith. It’s crucial to understand, though, that these works are not a requirement for faith but a result of the heart being “in the right place.”
So what are these works? Answering this is similar to answering “how long is a piece of string?”
It can be anywhere from helping a neighbor with her shopping to finding a cure for cancer and anything in between.
Most of the time, it’s doing the mundane, boring, and necessary tasks, such as caring for your children or cleaning up after a church potluck.
Sometimes it’s using your talents to write a skit or paint a picture.
It can be providing a meal or two for a family who have just lost a loved one.
It can be sending money to a foreign missionary.
The work often comes with sacrifice, and it often goes unnoticed. Jesus even said that it was better that people didn’t know about the deed.
If you are constantly looking for ways to “do good,” you’ll find them. When you make a habit of “doing good,” you’ll get a greater sense of satisfaction and contentment in your life