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Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can.

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The biblical call on our lives is not to do good randomly and haphazardly. Rather, God calls us to be proactive in doing good — even to the point of making plans for the good of others.

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Knowing how to get the right things done—how to be personally effective, leading and managing ourselves well—is indeed biblical, spiritual, and honouring to the Lord. It is not unspiritual to think about the concrete details of how to get things done; rather this is a significant component of Christian wisdom.

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Good works are part of the purpose of our salvation. In one sense, then, we have been doubly created for good works. God created us to do good works, as we saw in the creation mandate, and now we see that we are also re-created in Christ to do good works.

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It’s not enough to be diligent and work hard. Your work has to actually benefit people. And that means you have to know what you are doing. You have to be useful—and usefulness requires competence.

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Three Characteristics of Gospel-Driven Christians

  1. Known by their love, and also sound in theology. Both/and, not either/or.
  2. Engaged in their communities and workplaces and working for the good of others, not retreating to the hills to grow wheat until Jesus comes.
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A great work is not given to God if God is not the great end in what you do or give. Good works without this motive of love for God may do much temporal good, which is commendable in its own right, but they will have no ultimate spiritual or eternal value because you’ve missed the most important point—God.

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We are to care about usability because hard-to-use products make life harder for people, not easier. And the Christian ethic is to lift people’s burdens—make their lives better—rather than create burdens for them by making their lives harder in order to save ourselves time and effort in the design of our products.

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