What are good works?

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All that believers in Christ do, speak and think in faith according to God’s Ten Commandments to the glory of God and the benefit of their neighbor, are good works. These include, among other things: performing their life’s work in faith, or serving faithfully in their calling, living a Christian life in faith as well as a Christian’s spiritual priesthood. These are God pleasing good works because of faith, for faith receives cleansing and forgiveness in Christ for all the evil with which our old Adam stains our good works.

Eph. 2:10: We are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

Col. 3:23-24: And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance; for ye serve the Lord Christ.

Eph. 6:5-8: Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ; not with eye-service, as men pleasers, but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, with good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not men, knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.

Ps. 119:32: I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou shalt enlarge my heart.

1 Cor. 10:31: Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

Gal. 5:13: By love serve one another.

1 Pet. 2:9: Ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light.