A House Built for a King

February 17, 2010 at 10:37 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 14 Comments
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We may never know for sure until we get to Heaven, but it seems plausible that, in the councils of eternity, God the Father decreed that Christ the Son, during His time on earth, would have the sort of occupation which would remind Him of what He had been at the foundation of the world.

Jesus, during the time leading up to his public ministry, was a carpenter (Mark 6:3). In Bible times, a carpenter was chiefly a builder. We know from Scripture that Christ built the heavens and the earth (Hebrews 11:3; John 1:1 and 1:14; Psalm 104).

It may surprise some, but Jesus Christ is still building today. What is He building? He is building His Church (Matthew 16:18). What material is He using? His materials are born-again believers, who have received Him as Savior by faith (I Peter 2:5).

If you have been saved by grace through faith – and that is the only way TO BE saved (Ephesians 2:8-9) – then there are some pre-ordained good works for you – as hand-fashioned material in the hands of the Master Builder – to get busy doing. Christians are not saved BY good works; they are saved UNTO good works, and the best work for a Christian to be involved in is the building of his Lord’s Church.

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

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