Tuesday, March 10, 2015

We are God's work of art

Everything we are is God's doing.  In a remarkable passage in Ephesians (2:4-10) Paul helps us to understand that it is through grace that we have been saved.  Grace means gift, something that cannot be earned.  It is "because of the great love God had for us" that God "brought us to life with Christ."  To make it absolutely clear Paul repeats himself three times, "This is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not anything that you have done.  Nobody can claim the credit."
We cannot get God to save us by being good.  God saves us and makes us good.  "We are God's work of art."   

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