Eph. 2:10 For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
Contextually, the Apostle Paul is encouraging all of us with what has to be one of the more pivotal verses in all Christendom.
Eph. 2:8 ¶ God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God.
Eph. 2:9 Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.
Letting us know, we are not save because of something we did or because we deserve to be saved but because of God’s love and purpose for our lives. Then he goes on in verse 10 to say that we are God’s Masterpiece. Wow, let’s think about that.
The word masterpiece is defined in the MW Collegiate Dictionary as:
MASTERPIECE: 1. a work done with extraordinary skill especially: supreme intellectual or artistic achievement.
2. a piece of work presented to a medieval guild as evidence of qualification for the rank of master.
OK, let’s think about this. No matter how I feel about myself, I am a work done with extraordinary skill. Imagine, me done with extraordinary skill but I have no confidence in myself. Seems crazy doesn’t it? Imagine any Masterpiece we know of. Let’s say the Mona Lisa. Can you imagine that you flew all the way to Paris to see this amazing work of art and all the while the painting is wondering does she belong there. The Painting is wondering does she belong in that museum. It would be easy to tell the painting, you are a masterpiece. You belong exactly where your Master put you. You belong here. You are worth the trouble we go through just to look at you. Also, anyone who would violate you, does not know your WORTH! You are precious. You are so precious that this museum goes through great lengths to protect you.
Another thing, the Mona Lisa does not go through a lot of mental anguish trying to change after the Master has done His work. The Master has made the Mona Lisa just the way He envisioned. Why would the painting determine it should change and be like other paintings. Can you imagine that the Mona Lisa decided it wants to be a meme as opposed to a great painting?
Well, here is my word to you, beloved, you are a work done with extraordinary skill. God did that. When God presented you, we all recognize God to embody the rank of Master. Anyone who would violate that does not know your WORTH! Don’t try to change, you are what God determined you to be. And anyone, including you, who does not see that, does not recognize a Masterpiece when they see one. You are a Masterpiece!
Hey, Masterpiece, I want to invite you to come to our Church. In His Presence Family Worship Center is a place full of Masterpieces just like you. Join us, every Sunday an 8 AM and every Wednesday at 7 PM. We meet at 1673 Dean Street, Brooklyn NY. Come and join us. Miracles are happening there. You want to make plans to be there.
Yours Because I am His,
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