10/14/08

Scripture Time

Ephesians 2:1-10
1As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 2in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. 3All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature[a] and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature objects of wrath. 4But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. 6And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. 8For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9not by works, so that no one can boast. 10For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
These verses are great! A wonderful reminder of who we are. We are all sinners. We can't take credit for what we've done or been given, it comes from God. A little different translation of verse 9-Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done,so none of us can boast about it. I think it's so important to remember that we did nothing to deserve salvation. It's not offered because we did something good, it's offered because God loves us that much. We are his masterpiece.

Father~ Help me to serve you wholeheartedly. I want to bring you honor and glory and be a light for you. In your name amen.

2 comments:

KIN October 15, 2008 at 11:57 AM  

Hey there,

The new blog looks nice! Here is another frugal tip: use 1/2 of your normal dishwasher soap and 1/2 washing soda. It works just as well and is cheaper!

Genesa October 15, 2008 at 2:13 PM  

Thank You for the tip! I will be sure to include it in my next frugal post!!!

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