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For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.

—Ephesians 2:10


If it be true that God has prepared works for us it is also true that He has prepared us for the works. “Created in Christ Jesus for good works.” We are prepared for the works as the works are being prepared for us. Therefore, we are perfectly equipped for whatever the day may bring. “Then let the unknown morrow bring with it what it may, it can bring with it nothing but He will bear us through.”

We do not know what tomorrow is bringing, but we know that God is preparing tomorrow, and not only that, but that He has laid up for us in Christ Jesus resources equal to whatever He brings us to. . . . Is there not a phrase about finely tempered steel? You do not temper the things you want the steel to cut so that the steel shall be able to cut it. You temper the steel so that it may cut. So with me. I am tempered to the wind. Is there much of battle ahead of me? Then in Christ Jesus I have all the strength to enable me to overcome. Is there ahead of me some sorrow? Let me speak carefully, is there ahead of you, dear heart, some sorrow? God is getting you ready for that sorrow in a thousand ways you know not of, and He will never let you feel the burden of any sorrow until He has prepared you for it in Christ Jesus. That is His method. . . . We are His workmanship. He is equipping us in Christ for all His will appoints. He is appointing in His will things for which we are created in Christ.

—G. Campbell Morgan, “His Workmanship”, The Westminster Pulpit (Baker, 2006), 1:249–251.

Posted 2019·02·14 by David Kjos
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