For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.” Philippians 2:13
Good works will not make you acceptable to God. There is a purpose for good works but it is not to attain righteousness. Good works are the fruit of a born again Christian and a by product of a born again Christian’s faith. Adding works to the attonement is heresy and will not keep you in salvation.
It is through Gods great riches of his grace and kindness towards us that saves us when we recieve him by faith. Not by any works at all on our part. It is a free gift!
We are created by God in Jesus Christ to perform good works. These works are ordained by God for each one of us pertaining to the gifts and callings of each individual Christian. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
Ephesians 6: 7-10
That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
God who has begun a good work in us has promised to continue that good work of his pleasure until Christ returns and we all have glorified bodies.
We will be found sincere and without offense until the day of Jesus Christ because we are filled with the fruits of his righteousness and that is what brings honor to God. Not our own fleshy works but those ordained by God for us to do.
What God has put in your heart to do then do. All for the GLORY OF GOD because if he has called you to do a work for him brethren, then he will equip you by his Spirit to do it!! Blessings today!
For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now;
Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:
Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers of my grace.
For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ.
And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment;That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ; Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.