Day 23: Our Response Matters
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10
God created us to do good works. Ephesians 2 indicates that we were saved by grace, through faith, and not by works. This is so that none of us can boast. As believers, we know this to be true. But, we must still do good works, so that we can provide platforms for others to be saved. While we freely received salvation by grace, we received it on a platform that somebody else built by their works. When we respond to God’s calling and commit to do good works, we provide a platform for others to receive the salvation that we so freely received. Our response to the gospel could be demonstrated by ministry volunteering, donating finances and resources, or actively inviting others to church. We should always respond to the gospel by doing good works.
Father, in the name of Jesus, I pray that I will be sensitive to your Holy Spirit. I pray that I will always have the response that you want me to have to your word. Guide me to do the works that you would have me to accomplish for your glory. I pray that you would use me to lead others to salvation. Amen.