Are you a do-gooder? This term isn’t always used positively. Often people describe a self-righteous, holier-than-thou person as a do-gooder.
While self-righteous, holier-than-thou attitudes and actions stink, we shouldn’t dismiss the power and importance of being the proper kind of do-gooder.
The Bible actually tells us to become a do-gooder, in the right sense. Take a look at a couple of passages that call us to this way of living:
Matthew 5:16 (NLT) “ … Let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your Heavenly Father.”
Romans 12:21 (NLT) “Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good.”
It doesn’t get any clearer than this! God is looking for some real do-gooders in the world. Not the self-righteous, holier-than-thou type, but the humble, loving, genuine type. People who turn the tide of evil by living honorably, doing kind and good things for others, showing the true nature of God and His light to a dark world.