Having once again established that salvation is the gracious gift of God to those who believe in Jesus Christ, that no man can take credit for it or boast of earning it, Paul writes that God has good works planned for us who are saved.

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“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. Ephesians 2:10 NLT.

The masterpiece of God…Examples of the incredible wealth of His grace… Created anew in Christ Jesus…Oh how much God has done for us, we who could do nothing to achieve it ourselves!

Our part, we who have believed in Jesus Christ and received God’s rich gift of salvation, is now to yield to Him, to be thankful to Him, to follow His direction, doing the good works He has already planned for us. The transformation God has made in our lives has enabled us to do those things that really do please Him. For when our salvation has been secured by God, when God’s favor for us has been secured by Jesus Christ, we can go forward in His plan for our lives with a kind of joyful abandon, a wholehearted devotion to Him.

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