Our Scripture reading today is Ephesians 2:10, "For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them."
Mankind's salvation is freely given by God. Our sin debt was paid in full by the precious, pure shed blood of Jesus Christ. By faith, this payment must be applied to our account. Our salvation is not the end of the story, but it is actually the beginning. We are a new creation in Christ Jesus with the purpose of bringing Him glory and honour. This takes place when we faithfully walk in good works. "Works do not justify, but the justified man works." Fausset
Salvation not only provides eternal life; it also provides a new way of living life NOW! There is freedom in the saving power of the Gospel. Freedom and power to say no to the world, the flesh, and the devil. The freedom we have is due to being given a new Master. Our new Master loves us unconditionally. Everything He has planned for us is because of His love. It is a great privilege to be called by His name...Christian!