Thursday, February 26, 2009

Saved to Serve

Ephesians 2:10 (Amplified Bible)

For we are God's [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live].

Ephesians 2:10 makes it very clear that we were Made and Saved to Serve God. We were put on earth to make a contribution. You and I were not created to take up space, to just eat and breathe. We were made to contribute not consume, not to get the most out of life but to give the most with our lives; not to take from life but to add value to life.

Ephesians 2:10 sheds light on the fact that we were created to do good deeds; verse 9 explains that we were not saved by good works, but for good works. The Bible’s main word for "doing good works" is service, serving; and we serve out of thankfulness.

I hope this post comes as an encouragement to you :)

God Bless,

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