Grace: 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 a result of works, so that no one may boast.

Ephesians 2:8-9 (ESV)

It is not because we are good or deserving that we are saved. God doesn’t only accept good people. By, His grace, His freely given blessing, His gift, we all can be saved.

Grace can be described as God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense. Christ died for our sins. We don’t need to be “good enough” for salvation, we just need to believe and have faith, in God and Christ’s goodness. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, faith: is belief and trust in and loyalty to God.

10For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.

Ephesians 2:10 (NLT)

Good works are not the cause of salvation; good works are the purpose of salvation. God saves us to do good works in His name, which brings Him glory.

In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

Matthew 5:16 (NIV)

Prayer; Our Heavenly Father, we thank you for Your love and grace. Let our faith and trust in You direct our lives. Guide us to follow Your path, and do good works, to glorify Your name. Like the mallow flowers are open and illuminated by sunlight, let us be open to Your Word and illuminated with Your love. In Jesus’ holy name. Amen

If you need prayer, I will be glad to pray for you. Leave a comment or message me on the contact page. 🌺

20 thoughts on “Grace: Ephesians 2:8-10

  1. Good works are not the cause of salvation; good works are the purpose of salvation. God saves us to do good works in His name, which brings Him glory – Amen to that πŸ™πŸ½. May we always remember this when we struggle to do good or keep doing good when we don’t feel like.
    A beautiful prayer Jeanne. Thank you 😊

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    1. Thanks, Manu! To know that our efforts are bringing glory to God; keeps us moving forward. Even when our schedules are full and our feet tired. 😊
      It’s good to hear from you! Have a wonderful week! πŸ’–πŸ’πŸŒΊ

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    1. Thanks, Patty! I also am thankful for God’s amazing grace. It is good to hear from you! I hope you have a peace-filled week – dealing with your renovations. πŸ’–βœ¨πŸŒΊ

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  2. I love this – God doesn’t only save good people. Apt!
    This has been on my mind lately, how God is consistent in His love towards us and it’s not because of anything we have done or doing, because He has loved us even when we were all sinners. πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌ

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  3. Such a lovely image, Jeanne, to keep smiles on our faces: We can be like open flowers, illuminated by the power of God’s Word and His love. Just as flowers bring joy to people’s lives, so we can do the same.

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    1. Thanks, Nancy! I agree we need to be kind, compassionate and spread His love. What the world needs now is love, sweet love.🎼 It is good to hear from you! Blessings! πŸ’–πŸŒ·πŸŒΊ

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    1. Marla, thanks for visiting; it is good to hear from you. I am praying that you feel joy and hope this morning and every day. May God bless you and give you peace! If you would like personal prayer, write me on my contact page.πŸ’–πŸ™πŸŒΊ

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      1. I added you to my prayer list.
        I am praying your mind and body are refreshed; by resting in God. May you feel God’s compassion and love.
        In my prayers, I am praying that forgiveness, kindness, love, and compassion are renewed and strengthened in your marriage. Blessings, my friend! πŸ’–πŸ’πŸŒΊ


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