Are There Any Good Works?


What is the full story about good works? I know Paul says in Romans 3, “there is none that doeth good”. I’ve also heard preachers talk how our works are as “filthy rags” before God. I know good works are completely out of the salvation equation, but was a little confused about how their can be good works if there is “none that doeth good”, and they are like “filthy rags”.


According to my understanding, the only good works a believer can do are those directed by the Lord according to His will and performed in His strength. In John 15:5 Jesus said apart from Him we can do nothing. He was talking about our works.