Wednesday, July 11, 2012

What is a Good Deed?

Here is J.I. Packer's answer to that question:
A good deed is done,
1. According to the right standard, that is God's revealed will or moral law.
2. From the right motive, that is love to God and others.
3. With the right purpose, that is pleasing and glorifying God, honoring Christ, advancing his kingdom and benefiting one's neighbor.
(Concise Theology, p. 175)

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Let the saints be joyful in glory, let them sing aloud on their beds, let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two edged sword in their hand, to execute vengeance on the nations, and punishments on the peoples; to bind the kings with chains and their nobles with fetters of iron. Psalm 149:5-8