|©12/06/2001 Jim Welch
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Walk in the light of goodness
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The Lord, He is good and there is no shadow of the darkness of evil in Him.
5 For the LORD [is] good; his mercy [is] everlasting; and his truth [endureth] to all generations.
All who follow Him must be doers of good and there is no room for the darkness of sin.
14 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.
All who are of the Light will walk in the light of goodness and all who are of the darkness will walk in darkness of sin.
11 Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.
Brethren, be not deceived.
9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
A good tree will bring forth good fruit and an evil will bring forth evil fruit.
17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
By the fruit that a tree bears you can readily tell whether the tree is good or evil. The same is true of men.
18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither [can] a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
The greatest act of goodness that you can do is to abound with love for both God and all of God's creatures whether they are great or small.
29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments [is], Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:
30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this [is] the first commandment.
31 And the second [is] like, [namely] this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.