Good Morning September 8

“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.”(Ephesians 2:8-9) We know this is the wonderful truth of our God. We are reconciled to God, we have our salvation, through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. “Gee! Now I’m saved. My future is secure. I can live the rest of my life and do whatever I want.” Oh? Is that really true? Some may think so, but that would be like a young couple getting married. “Now we are married. We have the certificate to prove it. We don’t have to do anything else.” Each spouse can do whatever they want. We know that is not true. The honeymoon is when the work begins, the work of seeing that the marriage grows, and lasts “till death us do part”. But the work of marriage is out of love, not a legal requirement. It is a desire to grow and bond together as “one flesh” as God intended. The same is true with our “marriage” to our Lord. He has saved us by His free gift of grace. Now, in love, we want to grow, and become one with Him who has given Himself to us. Salvation is when the blessed work of love begins.