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Life Plugged In

Good deeds don’t earn us our salvation; they are simply results of God’s grace toward us!

Plug In…Plant Deep
Doing Good – Part 1

Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 10:14, 1 Corinthians 10:31-33

Key Verse: Galatians 6:10

Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.

It seems too simple, too elementary: Go find some good thing to do today and do it. But that really is the secret of plugging in and planting deep. Each day that we find a good deed that we can do and do it, we go a little deeper into the very heart of God. These good deeds don’t earn us our salvation; they simply result from God’s grace toward us! Doing good “grows” our salvation. Our faith in Jesus Christ gains us entry into heaven but our good deeds develop our depth in Him!

Our additional reading sections for today remind us not to live life for ourselves. We are instructed to serve others, do good deeds, and faithfully encourage and help all who are in need! “Life Plugged In,” the title of this month’s devotional, is about a life that will “seek not his own good, but the good of others” (1 Corinthians 10:24). All of us walk through this life with the ability to plant seeds of blessings for ourselves or for others. Which will you choose today?

You have met people who have a depth about them, serenity, and a calm assurance that life is good, and any bad will have a good purpose. Maybe it’s a co-worker or a neighbor. You’ve admired them, wondering how you could develop that in your own life. These traits are results of the simple and daily acts of doing good. Try it, you’ll like it!

Father, thank you for teaching me the secrets of abundant living. I will look for an opportunity to do good today. In Jesus’ Name, amen.