works

April 25, 2015

knock you down

The Bible tells me that when Christ redeemed me, He did so in order that I might now be “zealous for good works.” When God “works” in me day by day, He does so in order to produce in me the desire and the power to “work for His good pleasure.” Indeed, though I am saved by grace and not by works, I am God’s “workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that [I] would walk in them.”

 

Titus 2:14. “who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.”

Philippians 2. “( 12) So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, . . . work out your salvation with fear and trembling; (13) for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.”

Ephesians 2:10. “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.”

Gospel-motivated works do for the soul what food does for the body. They bring refreshment, enjoyment, blessing, and strengthening to the doer of the deeds, even more so than to the receiver. Hence, the fact that God has prepared such works for me to do becomes a part of what makes the gospel such great news to me.

Are you happy, motivated to do good works, yes we know good works don’t save us, its faith/grace for that.

However, as the book of James says; faith without works is dead. There are no zombie Christians, although to see some folks in church you’d really have to wonder about that.

 

God bless from scumlikeuschurch@gmail.com

 

Grow not weary in well doing, know that he gives rest to the weary, and remember that all you do is really for the kingdom.

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