Monday, August 17, 2015

Created for good works

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in themEphesians 2:10

We discussed our salvation by grace in a number of posts. When Christians talk about being saved without any works one might get the impression that good works are unnecessary. Nothing could be further from the truth. This verse in Ephesians clearly states that the whole idea of God creating us was for the purpose of us doing those works. We are called to be doing something, something that will benefit others, advance the kingdom of God, bless those who do not know Him and eventually make us happy too. 

Of course, do not forget that works do not save us, but rather is a consequence of us being saved. God makes us good and when you are good, you can do good. Good works flow from transformed nature, which is the result of being born again.

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