Peter at the house of Cornelius said of Jesus, “He went about doing good.” (Acts 10:38)


There are many things Jesus could have done. He could have been king. On one occasion the people even tried to make Him such. (John 6:15) But He would not. He could have used His power to destroy His enemies. But He did not. Jesus could have stayed in heaven. But instead, He came to this earth and “went about doing good.”


Christians are to follow their master’s example. Paul wrote: “We are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them (Ephesians 2:10). Paul charged those who are rich in this world’s goods: “That they be rich in good works” (1 Timothy 6:18). In Titus chapter three we are told: “To be ready to every good work” (Titus 3:1); then again, “Be careful to maintain good works” (Titus 3:8); and again, “Let our’s also learn to maintain good works” (Titus 3:14).