The role of works in a life of faith
July 19, 2012
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
One of the former presidents of Princeton University once said, referring to the time when he personally received Christ, "Since that glorious day, every day of my life has been a 'P.S.' to say 'Thank You, Lord, for what You have accomplished in my life!'" What a wonderful way to look at our works, as our P.S. to God's already-written letter of salvation in our lives.
Now the word workmanship in today's passage is the Greek word poiema. We get our word poem from that same word. We are God’s poem... God’s masterpiece! And God has a blueprint for the masterpiece of every believer for the works He has laid out for him or her.
Through the lives of believers, God wants the world to know that He’s a God of love, grace, and power. And the watching world will know that, as they see His blueprints behind every single good work we do.
In Christ, you are God's workmanship. So live each and every day with confidence that He has uniquely formed you to do His will on earth. And as you live out those good works, the world will take notice of your Savior!
IN CHRIST, YOU ARE GOD'S WORKMANSHIP CREATED TO DO GOOD WORKS. SO LIVE A LIFE OF FAITH AND LET THE WORLD SEE YOU AS A MASTERPIECE OF THE SAVIOR!
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