In my last post I explained what a Christian is and why being a Christian is not as simple as just receiving God’s grace. I explained that we cannot earn our salvation through good works because we are all sinners. When we confess our sins, and accept Jesus Christ as our saviour we receive God’s grace. As soon as this happens we are transformed by the Holy Spirit and from this moment, we strive for a life of honour, humility and integrity (Acts 20:35, 2 Corinthians 9:8, Hebrews 13:18). We become followers of Christ. Soldiers.
As followers of Christ, we become ‘equipped for every good work’ (2 Timothy 3:17).
In short, we are not saved by good works, but we do good works because we are saved.
So you might be thinking at this point, ‘OK that’s great. So what are good works anyway…?’.
Good question. That’s what this post is all about.