WHAT ARE WORKS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS?
Works of righteousness have nothing to do with religious separatism and isolation (Rom. ). Rather they are things done for the benefit of men and the glory of God. They are works of love, charity, kindness, and thoughtfulness arising from a willing heart. They are works of self-denying generosity. They are works of devotion to God. Recently on a rainy Tuesday night, while I was still visiting with folks after the service, one of our men spotted a flat tire on my car. When I came out, he had changed the tire for me in the rain. That night I had been preaching on this very subject; and one of our ladies, who saw what had happened, said, "That's a work of righteousness." I am glad to know she understood the sermon. Changing a dirty, flat tire on a rainy night to save a friend the trouble can be a work of righteousness! Let us each do what we can for the people of God and the glory of Christ (Mark 14:8).