An important part of being a Christian is faith - but faith is nothing without works. Doing "good works" means you must act in accordance with your beliefs. If you believe that you should be generous, then you should act generously.
Doing good works is all about being the best Christians we can. These Bible verses about works should help you understand that being a Christian is not just about faith. Having faith is easier than doing works in the name of the Lord. Acting like a Christian can be hard - and that's how we prove our faith.
So read this scripture on good works if you need to be pointed in the right direction. "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven." - Matthew 5:16 ... as Matthew says, let our light be seen by our good works, which glorify God.
This is the day which the LORD has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths.
But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then it is no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.
Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also you are called in one body; and be you thankful.
And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
1 Thessalonians 5:18
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
1 Timothy 2:10
But (which becomes women professing godliness) with good works.
1 Timothy 5:10
Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints' feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work.
1 Timothy 6:18
That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;
Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,
This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that you affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable to men.
And let our's also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful.
For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love, which you have showed toward his name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
Why we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no ficklenss, neither shadow of turning.
For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.
Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him show out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.
Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.