A good man/woman is a benevolent, kind, genuine, pleasing, worthy, considerable, virtuous, excellent person. A person that promotes happiness and success.
As human beings, being good to one another is our primary objective on earth. God gave us a just and good commandment so that we can carry out His will, to love one another as we love ourselves.
We sometimes fail to carry out this just law due to past experiences or through hatred or lack of understanding of the word of the Lord. What I mean by past experiences is that people can sometimes pay back evil with evil or not show appreciation.
We sometimes stop helping or doing good to people/ or a person in need of help even though we are in a position to help. As Christians, we must help those in needs no matter what might have happened in the past.
As Christians, if we do not help or stop helping those in need and you are in a position to give that help but instead start giving excuses of your past experience, you are committing a sin before almighty God.
Any help you render to another person, whether the person remembers you or even pays you back with evil deed, God will surely pay you back as long you remain faithful. Stories of Joseph teach us the faithfulness of our Lord.
The Bible narrated the stories of Joseph while he was in the prison regarding the dream the chief butler had after the interpretation of the chief butler dream by Joseph. Book of Genesis 40:14 say, ‘‘think of me when it shall be well with thee, and show kindness, I pray thee, and make mention of me unto Pharaoh’’, but in verse 23 of the same book it says, ‘‘yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph, but forgot him’’. How many of us as such have happened to?
God had given us control over the earth, He also gave us just commandments to follow, and He also revealed the secret of the earth and Heaven to us through our Lord Jesus Christ so that everything can be well with us.
Joseph did have his reward from God because he remained faithful unto the Lord. The same thing can happen to you, if you remain faithful unto Him and continue to be good no matter what situation you find yourselves. The way God does thing, no one knows and the Bible tells us in Genesis 41:1, that at the end of two full years Pharaoh had a dream, but God did it in a way that no one excepted Joseph could interpret the dream [Genesis 41:8].
Do not think God has forgotten all the good deeds you have done. When the time for your reward shall come, it will happen in a miraculous way as it happened to Joseph.
The stories of Rahab the harlot is another one we should learn from, because of her kindness toward the two people Joshua sent to spy the land of Jericho, she found favour from God, not her alone, but the grace was extended to her family.
Joshua 2:1 says, Rahab the harlot took in the two people, in verse 2&3 it says, the king of Jericho asked Rahab to produce the two men, instead of producing them she hid them by putting herself in danger. In verse 12 of Joshua 2, she said unto the two men, ‘now therefore, I pray you, since I have showed you kindness, that ye will also show kindness unto my father’s house.’
In verse 23, the two told Joshua of the event, and how Rahab saved them. The reward of her kindness came in Joshua 6:22-25; Rahab including all her family was saved from dead through her goodness and faithfulness.
In the book of Matthew 5:7; our Lord Jesus said ‘‘blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Matthew 25 from verse 31 says, when the Son of man shall come in glory, all nations shall gather before Him, and He shall separate them one from another. And He shall set the sheep on His right, then shall the King say unto them on His right hand, come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you. For when I was hunger, ye gave me meat, I was thirst, ye gave me water, I was a stranger, and you took me inn. Naked, you clothed me: I was sick, you visited me, I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
In verse 40, He said “inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these brethren, ye have done in unto me.” We can see from our Lords teaching that when you give without expecting a reward from human beings, your reward shall surely come from Christ. Roman 12:13 says. Distributing to the necessity of saints, given to hospitality.