Saturday, February 4, 2012

Ephesians Bible Study--Poem or Tapestry

I've been going through the book of Ephesians with The Good Morning Girls study.
Yesterday the verse to study was Ephesians 2:10.
"For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them."

There's a lot in this verse, but what really sticks out to me is the word "workmanship." In the original Greek, the word is "poiema."  It means "a product often of fabric" and is the word we get "poem" from.  

Sometimes, the work "workmanship" reads sterile to me.  But if I consider that I am a tapestry that God has woven or a poem he has composed, it shows me how beautiful and creative He made me.  He made me that way for a purpose.  He wants me to complete the things He's already planned for me to do.  I don't have to come up with new ideas; God already determined what my good works are to be.  I just need to recognize them.  I need to be a beautiful and creative opus produced for good works!

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