Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Ephesians 2

Chapter two seemed to be talking about Faith and being one in Christ. Nothing really grabbed my attention though. The only verse that did a is verses 8-10:

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.
10.For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.


My bible has commentary and this is what the commentary said about verses 8-9:

For verse 2:8, you have been saved,

Salvation is as completed action that has a present effect. In his earlier letters Paul usually refers to salvation either as a future event (Rom. 5:9-10) or as a present process (1Cor. 1:18; 2Cor. 2:15). One expectation is Rom. 8:24, where Paul puts salvation in the past, but qualifies it as needing a completion at Christ's return.

Verse 2:9, Works,

Only faith, not works, can bring us acceptance with God. But good works are the vital consequence and evidence of life with God (Titus 2:14; 3:8, 14; James 2:14-26) God chose us to make us holy sons and daughters and He has now fashioned us to be new bearers of His image, designed for the kind of the life that confirms to God's character.

Well I don't have much to say. :/ Maybe I will have more to say tomorrow.

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