Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Ephesians 2:8-10

8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God-- 9 not the result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.

Questions to consider:
  • What do you think it means to be save through faith?
  • What impact does the fact that your saving is not your own doing have on your response to Jesus?
  • What good works do you think God has made you to do?
Possibilities for prayer:

It is God’s grace that has brought us out of death--not anything we have said or done or thought to do--simply grace that has made faith powerful. That is a beautiful and hopefully transformational truth for our lives. Take some time to reflect on the grace that God has extended to you, especially in the context of the beginning of this chapter, which tells us of previous spiritual death. After reflecting, try to write out a prayer of gratitude for the grace you have been shown.