For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. (Eph. 2:10)

Have you ever really thought about objects and their purpose? Do it! Look at the objects all around you in the room, they were all created with a purpose. A lamp…give light, a chair…allow someone to sit, a pencil… to write,
etc. I don’t know where you are reading this devotional but take a second and share the purpose of the things around you. Now go stand in front of a mirror and think the same way– what is your purpose.
Ephesians 2:1-10 explains how we are saved by grace through faith and in verse 10 we are told we were created as God’s workmanship to do good works. Paul is writing from a prison cell in Rome to the church in Ephesus. Here Paul is talking about the amazing grace God offered to mankind through his Son, Jesus. Paul talks of the sense of ownership God has over us. In these verses we learn the nature of our relationship to God, and the purpose for which He designed us.
God looks at you as His treasured creation. You are His workmanship. This means to the world you are evidence of His great compassion, His power and His glory. And you were created by Him for specific purpose. Personally,
to enjoy relationship with Him and exalt Him with your life. Corporately, to complete good works along with Jesus. Your purpose is to live out His teachings and witness to others about His glory.
Just like all the items in the room and all created things you were meant for purpose. So, praise God for His grace, love, and desire to be a working part of His plan. —Go do what you were created to do!
In His Service,
Eric Barnes