By Bill Bowles
But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Ephesians 2:4-10, New International Version (NIV)
- The divine rescue mission
- Salvation is a gift
- God's work and ours
Create an atmosphere in your Christian fellowship that makes it clear that Christians are always under construction.
Lord, lead me today by your amazing grace into a greater willingness to work for what I already know to be justice and compassion.
This devotion is from a book of devotions written by Bill Bowles, resident of Arkansas City Presbyterian Manor.