Read: Galatians 6:6-10
Doing good to others is a true mark of a genuine Christian. You are created in Christ Jesus for good works (Eph. 2:10). James emphasized on doing good to others. If you say that you are a Christian and gossip around, your religion is in vain (James 1:26). Gossip can damage a person’s trust, career, future, etc. and thereby it will hurt others than doing good. Paul urged the church in Galatia, to do good to all, when you have the opportunity, especially when your fellow Christian needs help (Gal. 6:10). Faith without works is dead (James 2:17).
Early believers cared for their widows (Acts 6). “Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world” (James 1:27). Jesus taught us to “love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you” (Matt. 5:44). We are exhorted not to repay anyone evil for evil, nor to be overcome by evil, but to overcome evil with good (Rom. 12:17, 21). Also, we should not be weary in doing good for in due time we will reap, if we do not lose heart (Gal. 6:9). And “whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men” (Col. 3:23).
If we wish well for others, we should be willing to forgive. When we harbour an unforgiving and bitter spirit, how can we do good to others? “Do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. He who does good is of God, but he who does evil has not seen God” (3 John 1:11). So, “let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works” (Heb. 10:24).