A good man or woman is a benevolent, a kind, a genuine, a pleasing, a worthy, a considerable, a virtuous, excellence person, a person that promote happiness and, success.
As humans, being good to one and other is our primary objective in this earth. God gave us just and good commandments 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 experience or through hatred or lack of understanding of the word of the Lord. What I mean by past experience is people sometimes pay back with evil or not showing appreciation.
We sometimes stop helping or doing good to people/person in need of help even though we are in a position to help. As Christian, we must help those in need no matter what mine have happened in the past. As Christian, if we do not help or stop helping those in need and you are in a position to give that help by giving excuses of your past experience, you are committing a sin before almighty God. Any help you render to another person either the person remembers you or even pay you back with an 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 his 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 shew kindness, I pray thee, and make mention of me unto Pharaoh’’, but in verse 23 of the same book says, ‘‘yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph, but forgot him’’. How many of us as such have happened to. 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. Ways God does thing, no one knows, because 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 except Joseph could interpret the dream [Genesis 41:8]. Do not thing God have forgotten all the good deed you have done. When the time for your reward shall come, it will happen in a miraculous way as it happened to Joseph.
‘‘think of me when it shall be well with thee, and shew kindness, I pray thee, and make mention of me unto Pharaoh’’
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 inn the two people, in verse 2&3 says, the king of Jericho asked Rahab to produced 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, how Rahab save them.
The reward of her kindness came in Joshua 6:22-25; Rahab including all her family was save 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 Lord teaching that when you give without expecting a reward from human being, your reward shall surely come from Christ. Roman 12:13 says. Distributing to the necessity of saints: given to hospitality. God bless.