A Great Work

Ephesians 2:10

"We are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works" (Eph 2:10).

I. The Work. "We are His workmanship, created." In saving man God has to do what He did at the beginning -create out of nothing. There is nothing good in man to begin with. "In me (that is, in my flesh) dwelleth no good thing" (Rom 7:18). "If any man be in Christ He is a new creation."

II. The Worker. "His workmanship." The worker is God. Like a skilful artist He selects His own material and implements. He asks no counsel. He doeth His own will. He speaks, and it is done; commands, and it stands fast. It is God that worketh in you. None can stay His hand from working.

III. The Workmanship. "We are." The character of the workman is seen in the workmanship. The beautiful sculpture or painting manifests the skill of the artist. We are the exhibitions of God's gracious handiwork. Every Christian is a monument of God's mercifulness, love, patience, and holiness. Are we a credit to Him who hath made and fashioned us after the image of His beloved Son? We are created unto good works. Fear not, He that hath begun a good work in you will carry it on (Php 1:6; Rom 8:29).

IV. The Workshop. "Created in Christ Jesus." This article may be made in Germany, or anywhere else wherever there is a soul abiding in Christ. In Christ Jesus we are fashioned after the divine pattern. Abide in Him, and you will abide in the workshop of Almighty grace. "Ye are God's building" (1Co 3:9). Sinner, if you want to be made a new creature, come into God's workshop. Come to Jesus, and He will work on you and in you that which is pleasing in His sight.

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