The Apostle Paul in Ephesians 2:10 said, “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”
The word, “workmanship,” in the Greek language means a work of art, which is why some translations use the word, “masterpiece.” In fact, the Greek word is where we get our English word, “poem.”
I like the word’s usage here because God has written upon our hearts His law, that is, His word, therefore we are God’s “poem” to the world.
We are God’s work of art.
I love the way King David expresses his appreciation for how God designed and created him.
He said, “I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well.” (Psalm 139:14)
Job tells us that it was the Lord’s hands that made and shaped us (Job 10:8).
You see, Job recognized that God has uniquely made us, that is, we’ve each been handcrafted by God, and as such, no one else has the unique mix of gifts and talents. And that’s because God has given them to us specifically. In other words, each one of us has been uniquely created by God’s hand.
And this is true of everyone. We have been fearfully and wonderfully made in the image and likeness of the Lord God Himself (Genesis 1:26).
We are of great value to God, because we’ve been made in His image and likeness, but we’re not truly His masterpiece until we come into that saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Within the context of this passage, Paul said that this masterpiece God makes us into begins at the time of salvation, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, (and) not of works, lest anyone should boast. ” (Ephesians 2:8-9)
Therefore, each of us have been uniquely made by God, that is, handcrafted for His purpose and design. But to be His masterpiece we have to take it to the next level and ask Jesus Christ to be our Savior and Lord. And when we do, we’ll be that new work of art, created in Christ Jesus.
Dennis Lee is the senior pastor of Living Waters Fellowship located at 211 West 1st South, behind ACE Hardware.
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4 thoughts on ““We Are Designed By God””
Love this! Even as a believer in Jesus Christ, I find that we often need this reminder. Sometimes we can find ourselves so wrapped up in how the world and others define us, that we lose focus on how God defines us. The above scriptures have always not only given me encouragement, but God has had me use those very scriptures to encourage others who are struggling with their value and purpose in Christ. I have discovered that the more we stay in God’s word and the less we allow the things of the world to consume us, the greater our assurance in Jesus will be. I’m going to share this with my niece and great niece.
Thank you Debbie for your comments. I often think of Sammy when I consider how God is uniquely made us all. Take care and God bless
Thank You, so many times we listen to the lies of the enemy and forget who we are in Christ
Blessings to you
Thank you James. Please know that we are praying for you both. Take care, be safe, and God bless