7/3/13 Daily Devotion

Ephesians 2:8-9 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— [9] not by works, so that no one can boast.

Serving God should be a natural result of our salvation, but it must be understood that our service will not bring us salvation. Many people want to believe that we can earn forgiveness and/or salvation through our actions, but this erroneous. We are saved through our faith, not our actions. We are saved because of God’s grace, not our efforts. We are saved because of the actions of Jesus on the cross of Calvary, not our personal actions. Our faith in God carries us into our salvation, and our actions should be the normal result of our faith/salvation. So the question that remains after all this is simply stated: Are you serving God because He first served you, or are you serving God because you are hoping for special consideration from Him?

Prayer Starter:

Lord, help me see that my service to You should come as a direct result of what You have done for me.

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