DO NOT BOAST

Ephesians 2: 8-10

    8 God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. 9 Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. 10 For 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.

A lot of times do we commemorate on particular days of the year the death of some prominent people our societies boast of – heroes and heroines – who gave up their lives for our emancipation. Christian, as we are, are supposed to acknowledge, with so much reverence and without any limitations, the one who gave up His life on the cross to set the whole world free from the grips of sin.

Easter is enough celebration and commemoration of the death of Jesus Christ, but have you personally given him that appreciation, acknowledgement, and gratitude He deserves? Christ is appealing to you today to call on Him so that in the coming ages God will show the incomparable riches of His grace, expressed in His kindness to us in Christ Jesus.

And there came a wonderful revelation from the reference scripture, “it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is a gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.”

You must be proud of your salvation though, but since it is not by your own works, do not boast of it. You boasting of your salvation might scare away those unbelievers you minister or evangelize to, for it makes it seem as though you earned it through your own hard work.

God grant us a fruitful week. Amen!

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