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Ephesians 2:10 – Walking in good works

22-05-2018 - Posted by Andre Piet

For His achievement are we, being created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God makes ready beforehand, that we should be walking in them.

This statement by Paul fits seamlessly with the previous verses. It is grace in which a human is saved (:8). Through faith. And like salvation that is a gift from God. “not of works , lest anyone should be boasting” (:9). That is the beating heart of the Evangel! Everything we have and all we are is an achievement of GOD. After all, no one has made himself. He saves, He convinces and He opens eyes, ears and hearts. That is his work and therefore his merit. And with that also His honor.

We are His achievement. In Greek it reads Poiema, where our wod “poetry” is derived from. A creation and masterpiece of the Creator! God chooses people He wants to use as his tools. To do his job. Like a hammer in the hand of the carpenter. Or as a piano that is played by the musician. Or as a pen in the hand of a skilled writer. It is GOD who prepares the good works beforehand. And we may walk in them!