God’s Epic Building in Eph. 2 by David Fulton

Ephesians 2 is very apropos following Matthew 5, the first post in this series. We saw that our Father’s genes are making us perfect, and Paul confirms this:

V. 8-9 “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this not of yourselves; it is the gift of God; not of works that no one should boast”
V. 14 “For He Himself is our peace…”

Throughout the first 9 verses of this chapter Paul tells us again and again that Christ has done everything for our redemption and regeneration. But he caps that with verse 10:

“For we are His masterpiece, created in Christ Jesus for good works which God prepared beforehand that we would walk in them”

So God wasn’t just being nice with all this redemption stuff. He had a plan, a vested interest. He wanted a really smooth picture that he could display to the whole universe. Got it.

But that’s not all that God is getting out of the deal…