According to the Apostle Paul, we could say that we are truly God’s workmanship in Christ Jesus unto good works, and that it was God who had purposed in Himself to do that for His own honour and glory.
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10When we think about boasting in ourselves, we must instead boast on the goodness of Almighty God. We must come to the realization that we are nothing in ourselves except for the grace of God extended to us through His love.
The benefits of kingdom living cannot be measured against life outside of Christ Jesus. I am not proposing that all problems will go away when one experiences Salvation, but certainly the peace experienced while the problem persists cannot be explained. As a matter of fact, God has ordained “trouble” as the tool He uses to get believers to anchor our faith in the Word of God.
Salvation offers an opportunity for believers to walk in divine health, divine provision divine protection and divine favour. This is not the sum total of the blessings that are attributed the gift of Salvation but it is enough to make one stop to think of what God has prepared for His saints simply because He loves us.
Let us not take the gift of Salvation lightly nor take it for granted. We cannot believe the saying “once saved, always saved”! Lucifer was present before God as a worshiper extraordinaire – there was not another being that could have worshiped God as He did. He was chief musician before the Throne of God, yet he sinned before God and fell from heaven, and is now called Satan, our adversary, the devil. What would cause mankind to think that we would always remain in the state of grace. Paul cautions us in the following verse of Scripture –
Therefore let the one who thinks he stands firm [immune to temptation, being overconfident and self-righteous], take care that he does not fall [into sin and condemnation]. 1 Cor 10:12 (Amp.)Therefore let us not frustrate the grace of God. Let us strive to guard our Salvation jealously against all odds and reciprocate the love of God toward God Himself as well as toward those with whom we would encounter.
Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: 1 John 3:1
Blessings to all!