God saved you by His grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. Ephesians 2:8-9 are some of our most beloved verses. Many of us have these verses memorized and tucked into out hearts. Their offering of assurance coupled with a blatant reminder is significant!
But I encourage you to add verse 10 to these other two verses.
For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago.
These three verses together pack a powerful punch when we’re having moments of uncertainty and seasons of doubt. They provide
- Assurance—God saved you by his grace when you believed
- Humility—Salvation is a gift from God not a by-product of our efforts
- Purpose—as God’s masterpieces, new creations in Christ, we’re to put our faith into ACTION
Seriously, can you imagine if we were saved by our good works? Our motives would be so skewed we’d be worse than the Pharisees of old!
BUT God gave us a better way.
Do you remember how you felt the day you accepted God’s gift of Salvation by accepting Jesus as your savior? How the love, gratitude, devotion, and HOPE exploded from your heart because you are now a new creation? How about moments since, when you felt so close to God you swear you could hear His heartbeat and touch His face?
It’s out of that love, devotion, and gratitude we do our pre-planned good works, confident our salvation is secure. This is how our works become an act of worship—even in our seasons of doubt. And it’s how we become more like Jesus—aka, sanctified! We do what He did—serving others and God with love and humility. Doing our work with excellence.
My friend we were never meant to just stand in God’s grace. We were meant to take that grace and walk out our faith in doing the good things He planned for us long ago by using the unique set of gifts and talents He’s given us. This is how we participate in God’s plan. What you do may seem insignificant, but remember, you have no idea what seeds you are sowing. But God does. And it’s our job to be faithful.
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Dear My Beloved Sister in Christ. Mrs. Cheyenne Olson. Great Preacher and Beloved Teacher, Good afternoon or Good evening according to your time, thank you for your care to send to me your daily devotional readings and your delicious cermony, thank you for your encouraging me to search and daily reading in the Holy Bible. I agree with you that the three verses 8,9 and 10 chapter 2 of Ephesians book. these together pack a powerful punch when we are having moments of uncertainty and season of doubt, they provide : – – – 1-Assurance-God saved us by his grace when we believed. 2-Humility Salvation is a gift from God not a by product of our efforts. 3-Purpose- as God’s masterpieces, New Creation in Christ, we are to put our faith into action, confident our Salvation is secure, this is how our works become an act of worship, serving others and do our work with love and humility as Jesus did, our faith in doing the Good things which He planned for us long ago. James says(For as the body with out the Spirit is dead, so faith with out works is dead also) James 2:26) I say that Salvation is the licience we have to obtain first for to can do Good works, which means that Good works before Salvation is nothing, we have to assure that Baptism is very important for Salvation, because Jesus himself baptized in Jordan river by John the Baptist read (Mark 1:9)and Mark says(He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved:but he that believeth not shall be damned) (Mark 16:16)and Jesus said to his disciples (Go ye therefore, and teach all nations. baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you.) (Matthew 28:19-20)read the story of the conversion of Saul which Jesus appeared to him who became Paul the Apostle, see what was happened when Anani’as went his way and entered into the house where was Saul( And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales:and he received sight forth with, and arose and was baptized.) (Acts 9:1-19)Thank you for your efforts you do for God’s glory, you are virtuous, full of the Holy Spirit. God bless you and your family as well all staff working with you in your ministry. You became part of my time, it is the best I feel we read together in the Holy Bible, l would like to be with you. We love you and pray for you, you are gift from God to me and many, you are very very dear to my heart and you are my thoughts and my mind, you also in my folks mind and heart. Much love. Your Brother in Christ. Mr. Sabry Abdo Elias. Email : email@example.com – – – – – – With my Best regards to your husband and your Son Macron and his girl friend and her mother Kelly and Eve and Andy McGuire.Wish you all Happy Weekend.
On Fri, 28 Aug 2020, 3:58 p.m. Vibrant Relevance, wrote:
> Cheyenne Olson posted: ” God saved you by His grace when you believed. And > you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a > reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. > Ephesians 2:8-9 are some of our most beloved verses” >