Let me drive your attention to Ephesians chapter 2 verses 1-10 (Ephesians is the 10th book in the New Testament; written by Paul; addressed to the people in Ephesus). I consider this portion as one among the most powerful portions of the Bible. It helps us to realize the wonder-working power of Christ Jesus to transform one to a new being.
Well, let me begin. The portion begins by saying that Jesus has made us alive who were dead in trespasses and sins. Bible says ‘all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God’. So it was the ultimate purpose of God to redeem the mankind from its sinful ways.
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We all once were or still are walking in the course of the world, without knowing the dangerous end of it. Many a time we find it necessary to incorporate the patterns of the world into our lives. When it is equally necessary to keep in tune with the world, one should keep a boundary wall so that he doesn’t fall into the temptations and deceitfulness of the world. Thus, blindly, by following these trends, we fall prey to many deadly traps. We drive our beings to satisfy the lust of the flesh, of the eyes and the pride of life. Sometimes all this drive us far away from the predestined purpose of God and hardens our heart to not realize that we are on the wrong track.
But, dear friends, we have a loving God, who is rich in mercy and loves us with a great love. Verses 4 onwards talk about the transformational work that Christ has accomplished for us, to restore us back to the ‘lost glory’. His love is an amazing love; love that finds you just as you are. The beauty of Jesus is that He wipes out the past and allows you to start afresh. We are saved by the grace of God and not by any works of the flesh or by the prayers of the living for their dead. Only the sacrificial love of Jesus can cleanse you thoroughly and transform you. God has made us alive so that we can be seated together with Him in the heavenly place; the ultimate plan of God for the entire mankind.
Since He has washed our sins and made us heirs of His kingdom we ought to live our lifetime here on this earth with Godly fear. We should not allow sin to again reign in our mortal life. When situations drive us so, let us be bold enough to say ‘NO’. There should be no barrier in our life that hinders God’s work. May God bless you.
P.S: Find some time to read this scripture portion (Ephesians2:1-10) by replacing the words like you, we, us with your name.