Scripture Meditation: Romans 12:3, Hebrews 11:1, Matthew 7:22-23, John 6:29, John 17:3, 1 John 5:3-4, Romans 10:17
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:8-10
God gives to all believers in Jesus Christ a measure of faith to accomplish His Will and to do His Work. As believers, we cannot accomplish more than what He gives us to do. (Romans 12:3).
Our personal faith is in Him to do the work because apart from Him we can do nothing. To the extent of our personal faith and the measure of faith given, we are able to accomplish His Will; bringing others to faith through the power of His gospel message.
The fruit of the work of faith is eternal, while the fruit of our own work is futile. (Matthew 7:22-23)
We are expected to do nothing beyond or less than what we are capable of doing through the power of His Holy Spirit.
Faith in the One Who gives a measure of faith to accomplish the task results in eternal rewards and an abundant fruitful life on earth.
It is also the Lord’s work to prepare the way, and make ready the place where we work and sow His seed through His grace. (John 1:14-15, John 6:44)
A heart full of rocks and debris, is not ready to receive the seed of Truth. Therefore, it is the work of the Holy Spirit to plow up every obstacle in the way. Then, through acknowledgment of the Truth and sincere repentance, the heart is subtle and fertile in receiving and hearing the living Word sown.
(Matthew 13:18-23, John 3:3, Romans 10:17, John 3:7-8)