Thoughts to Live By

God’s Workmanship (The Christian)

“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10

Once a person receives Jesus Christ as their Savior we are in the hands of Lord and we become His workmanship.  From that point He is working to develop in each of us the testimony we should be in the world  and the influence we need to be on the world.

As we allow the Lord to work in our life daily, there is to be a walk developing in good works (our service) that will be a benefit to everyone around us.  Lets look at what kind of walk would benefit others.

First, it should be a Walk In Faith.  Absolutely no one can be saved by his or her works. It’s faith Christ, Romans 5:1, and God’s grace, (unmerited favor). Ephesians 2:8,9.  We do not deserve salvation nor can we earn it.  But once we are saved, we are to walk by faith daily.

“I am crucified with Christ; nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life that I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2: 20.   See also Philippians 3:9.

Secondly, we are to Walk In Love.  We are not talking about human love but, rather, the love of Jesus Christ.  “Be ye followers of God, as dear children; and walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling savor.  We need to allow the love of Christ to live through our lives everyday.

Thirdly, we are to Walk In Fellowship.  “ For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord, walk as children of light.” Ephesians 5:8.  We are warned in 5:11 and 12 not to have the wrong fellowship.  But our fellowship is with the Lord, I John 1:3.

And finally, we are to Walk Cautiously and Carefully.  “ See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise.”  Ephesians 5:15.   The word, circumspectly here means, to be cautious and careful about our conduct and speech.   People are watching and listening, so it is important how we speak and how we live our lives.