When Jesus comes back He will reward us according to what we have done:
“Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done. (Revelation 22:12 NIV)
This verse should scare us, since we have all done wicked things:
But we are all like an unclean thing,
And all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags;
We all fade as a leaf,
And our iniquities, like the wind,
Have taken us away.
7 And there is no one who calls on Your name,
Who stirs himself up to take hold of You;
For You have hidden Your face from us,
And have consumed us because of our iniquities. (Isaiah 64:6-7 NKJV)
How then is there any hope for us, since Jesus will judge us “according to our works?” The answer is found in the writings of the Apostle Paul:
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. (Ephesians 2:8-10 NKJV)
What this means is that we cannot save ourselves by our good works, since our best works apart from the grace of God are like filthy rags. But we can be saved for good works. That means, when we believe in Jesus Christ and repent of our sins God changes us and allows us to produce genuine good works.
Here’s the point that I am making: YES, human beings are capable of doing genuinely good works, BUT, only by the power of God. We cannot do them ourselves. Those who refused to believe in Jesus Christ for salvation will ultimately do selfish works. But those who have truly repented and believed in the blood of Christ will do good works.
There is nothing we can brag about, for all our good works come from God.