For a world that needs to experience God’s grace, our good works are important. Good works are part of God’s eternal plan for your life: “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,not of works, lest anyone should boast.For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them” (Ephesians 2:8-10).
We are not saved by good works, but we were created to do them! Paul wrote to Titus in Titus 3:8, “This is a faithful saying, and these things I want you to affirm constantly, that those who have believed in God should be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable to men” Jesus equated good works with the believer’s role of being light in a dark world: Matthew 5:16 “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”
Our Father is a good God, and He is revealed in the light of the good works done by His children. For this reason we are to be zealous for good works: Titus 2:11-14 “For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works”