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The 2 Work Together

Good Morning.  Here’s Today’s Nugget to chew on:

“The 2 Work Together”

Ephesians 2:4-9 New King James Version (NKJV)

4 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,

7 that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast.

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Further Thought:  Let’s review: Grace is God’s part, and His part is finished.  He’s not doing anything new.  It may be new to us what we are believing for, but everything we need to live life more abundantly, according to John 10:10b, was made available based on the finished works of Jesus at the cross.  According to verse 6 above, God has made it available for us to sit with Him in heavenly places based on our position in Christ Jesus.  So, as we get to know Him, according to 2 Peter 1:3-4 we are then able to see things from His perspective [from our new position, seated with Him in heavenly places] and discover all that’s been made available.  

Now, faith is our part [our positive response to what grace has made available].  Once we discover through God’s Word what grace has made available, we must choose to believe it, to partake of the corresponding benefit.  This is how the 2 [grace and faith] work together.   

Have a great day, and keep chewing on God’s Word.

Additional references:  Hebrews 11:6; Hebrews 11:11; 2 Peter 1:3-4; John 10:10b and James 2:17

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