This is located in the NKJV Spirit-Filled Bible Third Edition. I have heard Pastors, teachers, and watchman say “good works cannot save you” I love hearing that because if we had to work to be saved we would all be in trouble. It doesn’t matter how “good” you are or what “good” things you do, the only way to heaven is through Jesus Christ.
Growing in Godliness
Titus calls us to be champions of grace, diligently teaching that good works cannot save us. Yet, we are equally to be champions of godly living, giving clear guidelines for righteous conduct and behavior. Grace is never to be an excuse for ungodly living, but we are to live in godliness because Jesus has forgiven us and set us free by His grace. God’s grace and the power of His Spirit enable us to lead peaceful, godly lives in humility and truth.
Understand that legalism actually disqualifies you for good works. Do good works in response to the grace of Jesus Christ. When we do things out of legalism to try to earn salvation or favor with God, essentially we are saying that Christ’s work on the cross was not sufficient.
Submit to authority, be ready to do good works for the Lord, and do not speak evil of others. Seek to live in peace – to be gentle to others with humility.
Do good works because Jesus has mercifully forgiven you, washed away your sin, and made you new by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Avoid arguments and fights about questions that pertain to legalism and outward forms of religion.
The “good works” you do is something you want to do after you except Jesus Christ as you Savior. You should want to do it because of what Jesus did for you, He sacrificed Himself so we had a way to God the Father. There is no one who would lay down their life for the entire world, but Jesus did. Spread the good news of salvation because you want to tell people what Jesus did for you, not because you have to. May the peace of God be with you today and everyday.