Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. He who does good is of God, but he who does evil has not seen God.
3 John 1:11
Sometimes the Bible can be so simple, that it seems like there’s supposed to be some deeper meaning to what we’re reading. For example, the Apostle John wrote that, those who do good, are of God. This principle is simple. If we are of God, we are able to do good. If we are not of God, we cannot do good, and by extension, can only do evil. This is a simple way to show that God is the source of goodness. He alone is righteous. He alone is perfect. He is the source of goodness and Jesus is the Branch that we connect to by faith in order to be “of God.” Apart from faith in Jesus as “the Branch,” there is no other way to do good, only evil.