Doing The Right Thing
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What good does it do if, when you sin, you patiently receive punishment for it? But if you suffer for doing good and receive it patiently, you have God's approval.
For it is God's will that by doing right you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people.
Let's not get tired of doing what is good, for at the right time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness than to know it and turn their backs on the holy commandment that was committed to them.
because you know that everyone will receive a reward from the Lord for whatever good he has done, whether he is a slave or free.
But then they told each other, "We're not doing the right thing. This is a day of good news, but if we keep quiet until morning, we're sure to be punished! So let's leave and go tell the king's household!"
But even if you should suffer for doing what is right, you are blessed. "Never be afraid of their threats, and never get upset.
To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.
But when the righteous person abandons his righteous deeds and commits evil, detestable practices, as wicked people do, he won't live, will he? None of the righteous acts that he had done will be remembered. He'll die in his treacherous unfaithfulness and sins that he had committed."
For whenever gentiles, who do not possess the Law, do instinctively what the Law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the Law.
Let the one who does what is evil continue to do what is evil. Let the filthy person continue to be filthy. Let the righteous person continue to do what is right. And let the holy person continue to be holy."
For the authorities are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you like to live without being afraid of the authorities? Then do what is right, and you will receive their approval.
If you do what is appropriate, you'll be accepted, won't you? But if you don't do what is appropriate, sin is crouching near your doorway, turning toward you. Now as for you, will you take dominion over it?"
This is how God's children and the Devil's children are distinguished. No person who fails to practice righteousness and to love his brother is from God.
For I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but I cannot carry it out.
Instead, test everything. Hold on to what is good.
"Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of people in order to be noticed by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is the right thing to do.
eternal life to those who strive for glory, honor, and immortality by patiently doing good;
But Martha was worrying about all the things she had to do, so she came to him and asked, "Lord, you do care that my sister has left me to do the work all by myself, don't you? Then tell her to help me."