His Workmanship

1013480_648522755206223_580796051_n“‘We are His workmanship’; He, and not ourselves, has made us what we are spiritually.  ‘Created in Christ Jesus’ means made vitally one with Him.  ‘In Christ’ always has reference to union with Him:  in Ephesians 1:4, to a mystical or election union; in 1 Corinthians 15:22 , to a federal or representative one; in 1 Corinthians 6:17, and 2 Corinthians 5:17, to a vital or living one.  Saving faith (product of the Spirit’s quickening us) makes us branches of the living Vine from whom our fruit proceeds (Hos. 14:8).  ‘Created in Christ Jesus unto good works’ expresses the design and efficacy of God’s workmanship, being parallel with ‘This people have I formed for Myself:  they shall show forth My praise’ (Isa. 43:21).”  –A.W. Pink “Practical Christianity” p. 66



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