The First Gift is Salvation, but it is not the last.

God is waiting to show you the way.

God is waiting to show you the way.

Ephesians 2:8-10 (NLT) 8 God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. 9 Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. 10 For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
Our salvation is a gift from God, we didn’t earn it by works and we didn’t purchase it with favor or money. It was God’s plan from before the foundations of the earth were laid. As Paul said, if we boast, we must boast in Christ Jesus alone. Does this negate works? Not at all, we are saved to work, not by our works. Just as it was God’s plan to send Jesus to purchase our redemption with His blood, it was always God’s plan that we would have a part in His kingdom work here on earth. God has gifted each of us with a spiritual gift to be used in His work. Some of us are preachers, others are teachers, others encourage, others have gifts of helps, The list of gifts is lengthy, because we all have a part in God’s plan and purpose. Make a commitment today to ask God about your gift and how to use it in His plan.
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One thought on “The First Gift is Salvation, but it is not the last.

  1. Wally, when we think about all the creation God has made–we can’t even imagine the intricacies of it all–the finite details–the extravagant colors–the way it all perfectly fits together. But then when we consider that He sees us as His ‘masterpiece’ — that is almost too marvelous to believe! And then to realize that we can add nothing to God, except pleasure in us, that too is beyond imagination! We are so loved! How can we not respond with all we are in return? Amen!


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