Works or Grace?

Sometimes we are lost of words and actions. We desire to make a difference where we are placed, but we find ourselves unworthy and even unable to do even the things we perceive to be meagre.

We desire to give the best of our efforts to the Lord, to always be faithful at all times, to serve the Lord always, without fail. However, we find that we are indeed weak beings, incapable of doing much by our own strength.

This is where we must always remember, that God does not desire that we worry ourselves sick thinking of how to please Him or if He is dissatisfied with our efforts. For the gift we have received from Him is a free gift. It is a gift of grace not of works lest any man should boast.

We are saved by grace, accepted by grace, chosen by grace, called by grace and forgiven by grace. Were it not for the grace of God, Christ need not have died on the cross.

Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God: not of works lest any man should boast

 

God imputes the righteousness of Christ on whosoever believes in Him. For we, being in the flesh were unable to be righteous under the law but are made righteous under grace.

Therefore, all good works done unto the glory of God are not done as an obligation, a form of bribe toward God, or to win brownie points with God; but as a result of the grace we have received from God.

The followers of Jesus,

Then said they unto Him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God?

Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on Him whom He hath sent.

John 6:28-29

And Jesus said,

In John 14:15— If ye love Me, keep my commandments.

And the teachers of the law once asked Him, Master, which is the great commandment in the law?

Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

This is the first and great commandment.

And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

Matthew 22:36-40

Does that mean then we must be perfect? No.

Does that mean then we must be complacent, taking for granted the grace of God? No.

For we cannot say, we have faith in God through Christ and not obey what He has commanded us to do.

For we know that faith without works is dead.

 

Comments

July 28, 2020 at 7:32 am

Great reminder Shiko!!… We rely on the grace HE’s given us and from that foundational Truth, we may show our love for HIM by doing that which HE’s called us to…



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