Today’s focus verse is Ephesians 2:10 and we’re going to see how walking by faith is a good work.
Faith And Good Works
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10
Usually when I think of good works, things like giving food to the poor, or helping the needy spring to mind. Yet, walking by faith is itself a good work. Faith pleases the Father’s heart. So much so that Scripture tells us that Abraham’s faith was credited to him as righteousness. (Romans 4:3)
Faith is the very locomotive to a life of good works that please the Father. Faith and good works go hand in hand. They cannot be separated.
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While it is possible to not have faith and do works that the world considers good, the truth is works that are truly good are only possible with faith. (James 2:14-26)
And so if we want to walk in good works, we need to walk by faith. We need to rely on Jesus to help us every time we doubt or become indifferent. We need to rely on His Spirit at work within us when we are plagued by fear, anxiety, and sin. And we need to read God’s Word and apply it to our everyday lives.
When we live in this beautiful surrender to God’s ways, we will experience a flourishing life of faith. And then not only will we walk by faith, but we’ll live a life of abundant joy, peace and hope, even in the midst of our trials and tribulations.
This is the life Jesus has for us. (John 10:10)
Questions for reflection
- Have you been plagued by anxiety, fear or doubt recently? How does today’s devotion encourage you to turn back to God?
- Do you want to have an abundant life of faith? Ask God to help you by the power of His Spirit.
- How can you encourage your children to walk by faith?
Thank You, Father, that You are good and You desire to give me life abundant and free. Lord, forgive me when I make certain decisions that pull me away from You, instead of choosing the things that will help me grow in You. Lord, empower me by Your Spirit to live a life of faith. To experience Your hope, peace and joy, even in the midst of my trials and tribulations. I also ask, Lord, that You would empower me to teach my children to turn to You and walk by faith. Amen!