” For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them” Ephesians 2:10
” If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.” 2 Timothy 2:21
We were created for good works. What good works were we created for? We were created for God’s good works! A work can only be a good work if it is something that God is working. We were created to participate in God’s workings. It is not up to us to establish our own good works, but it is right for us to join in on what God is working. How do we go about doing this? Well, we become joined to Him through Christ Jesus. Then and only then are we able to participate in the true good works of God. God can and will do great things in and through submissive people. We are called to be vessels which God can use for good works. This means we must empty ourselves of all pride and reliance upon our own desires, strengths, and abilities. We are only the vessel. Let us empty our vessel of ourselves so that God may fill us with Himself. Then and only then will we be vessels prepared for God’s good works.
– Sister Hillary Boyd