Lent Day 28 - Saturday, March 24
Ephesians 2:8-10 Good Works!
"Saving is all God's idea, all his work....It's God's gift from start to finish! We don't play the major role....God does both the making and the saving. He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing." (The Message)
Like a good tool is designed for a particular job, God created us to be "tools of good works" - to perform acts of kindness, justice, to care for one another. We may not all be made for the SAME good works or jobs as we all have different gifts. We need to develop those gifts and use them. But the overall task or job is the same - do good for others!
Why? Because of Christ. Because we are saved. Not to gain salvation. We already have that through God's grace. But BECAUSE of salvation.