“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” – Ephesians 2:10
The revelation of the grace of God as a gift immediately exposes us as God’s workmanship created for good works.
While works of any kind isn’t a prerequisite for salvation, it must also be emphasized that good works are a result of salvation.
The believer isn’t saved to live the way he had always lived. He is saved to live a new life for Christ.
“And that He died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto Him which died for them, and rose again.”
2 Corinthians 5:15
If good works in light of the believer’s new nature is to be understood, we must realize that man had a nature problem. Man’s nature was corrupted by the fall.
The redemptive work of Christ isn’t about making bad men good. No! Its aim is to make dead men alive.
Apostle Paul explains further on the concept of good works in his letter to his protege Titus. He says:
“For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto Himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.”
In light of the above, we can clearly see that God has saved us and purified us unto Himself as a people ZEALOUS OF GOOD WORKS.
Live with this consciousness today!