by Titus 1:9
An important feature of our Christian walk is the understanding that to fail to do what we ought to do is no less a sin than doing that which we ought not to do. In other words, the believer’s faith is not merely a matter of abstaining from evil, but also has the weightier matter of manifesting goodness. In fact, abstaining from evil is a “default” characteristic of the believer; it is the minimum requirement. It would be tragic then to assume that mere abstinence – the default form of Christianity – is the utmost expression of the regenerate heart. Christianity is not relegated to abstinence. Our faith is
“…faith which works through love” (Gal 5:6).