When we repent, what does that require of us?
Goodness is virtue and holiness in action. Jesus calls on me to radically change how I think and do good. This is essential to being a disciple of King Jesus. It isn’t optional. It requires radical change.
Goodness results in a life characterized by deeds motivated by righteousness and a desire to be a blessing. It’s a moral characteristic of a Spirit-filled person. The Greek word translated “goodness,” agathosune, is defined as “uprightness of heart and life.”
Agathosune is goodness for the benefit of others, not goodness simply for the sake of being virtuous.
Good works — Is there evidence of a radical change of thinking (aka repentance)?
I must believe. I must also act on my belief. I don’t get to say “Jesus has saved me” and then that be it. Jesus calls on me to be a disciple. Jesus calls on me to learn and grow…
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