A Short Study of 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.”
(Ephesians 2:10)


Those whom God chose before the foundation of the world in Christ and whom He justified in and by Christ, those whom Christ redeemed on the cross with His precious blood, and those whom the Holy Spirit gives life and calls into the kingdom of God are known by their God-given faith in Christ, repentance of dead works and idolatry, and their perseverance in the faith in continuing to look to, rest in, and follow Christ Who has secured for them all salvation, righteousness, sanctification, eternal life, and final glory. All of this blessedness, nothing excepted, is by God’s free sovereign power and grace based on the merits of Christ’s blood – His righteousness imputed (Ephesians 1:3). None of these blessings, not one exception, is by any supposed power or pretended goodness within the sinner saved by grace. The objectors argue, “But we must cooperate else God cannot accomplish this.” Not so! By His sovereign power and grace in Christ and by the power of the Holy Spirit, God makes certain that we WILL cooperate in faith, repentance, and perseverance. The objectors argue, “But this make us no more than robots, puppets on God’s string.” Not so! It makes us new creatures in Christ because God has freely given us new hearts, new spirits, and the gifts of faith and repentance. The Bible is clear that our salvation is conditioned solely upon the power and merits of Christ’s obedience unto death as the believer’s Surety, Substitute, Redeemer, and Intercessor. The Bible is clear that, as a result of Christ fulfilling all these conditions for us as God’s people that we are not self-made people. We who believe all proclaim, “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)

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