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Ephesians 2:10 (NASB)

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


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Bible Commentary

Ephesians 2:10 is a Bible verse from the New Testament, where Paul is teaching us about the work we are called to do in Jesus Christ.

To better understand our vocational calling in Christ, we need to look at the work of the One Who created us. Since we are created in God’s image, it only makes sense that we should look at the model He gave us.

Paul said in Ephesians 2:10 that we are God’s workmanship. “Workmanship” in Hebrew means a product, or fabric. “Fabric” is defined as a framework or structure, or a cloth made from fibers by weaving.

Those definitions give us a big picture of God’s work of creating us and working through us. If you picture a needle and thread weaving in and out of a cloth, you can see that He is creating a work of art, like a tapestry.

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It makes sense when you realize there are things that weave in and out of our lives—people, places, situations. Even thoughts and feelings weave in and out of our minds and hearts.

God is the Master Weaver. Isaiah 64:8 says, “But now, O Lord, You are our Father, We are the clay, and You our potter; And all of us are the work of Your hand.”

In Ephesians 2:10, Paul says that we were created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand. So, before God created you, He prepared the work He called you to do. Your life and your work have a purpose.

Unlocking the Truth - Your Work

If you look at a tapestry or a piece of fabric, there is a foundation or framework, on which all the threads are woven. This framework allows for each thread to directly or indirectly touch the others.

We are all held together by that framework, so that every move affects the others. Every work (or weave) affects those around it. Someone or something is affected by every work we do and everywhere we go.

Your work may seem irrelevant, but in Christ, no one is unnecessary. Ephesians 2:21 says we are “fitly framed together.”

He gave you particular strengths and gifts, which fit perfectly with the work He prepared for you. Most likely, you have had (or will need) training or practice in order to recognize those strengths and gifts, but they are woven into you for the work He prepared for you.

As you pursue Christ each day, the good works which He created you for will be revealed to you. That revelation may be a sudden bright light of understanding, or it may be a slower, gradual dawning.

Either way, pursue Christ and He will show you the way. Study the Bible verse of Ephesians 2:10 to know that just as you are His creation, He created good works for you to do.

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