5635 work, and redemption

5635 work, and redemption

Although human activity cannot merit eternal redemption, work done in this life may, with God’s enabling, substantially reflect the divine ideal, in anticipation of the perfect service of heaven.

Human work cannot merit redemption

Eph 2:8-9; 2Ti 1:9; Tit 3:4-5

Jesus Christ’s finished work secures redemption

Jn 17:4 See also Jn 4:34; Jn 19:30; Heb 9:12

Faith leads believers to perform good works

Jas 2:14 See also Mt 7:16-20; Mt 12:33; Lk 3:8-9; Ro 2:13; Heb 6:10-12; Jas 2:17-26

Redeemed workers fulfil God’s purpose in work

By applying biblical virtues in employment Pr 10:4; Pr 14:23; Gal 6:9; Col 4:1

By the pursuit of excellence Ecc 9:10; Tit 2:7-8; Tit 3:8; 1Pe 2:12,15

By doing their work as those responsible to God Ro 12:1; 1Co 7:24; 1Co 10:31; Eph 6:7; Col 3:23

Work done, as for the Lord, will be rewarded by the Lord

Col 3:23-24 See also 2Ch 31:21; Mt 25:21; 1Co 15:58

Work will continue in the life to come

Rev 22:3 See also Mt 25:21,23; Lk 19:17,19

See also

2321Christ as redeemer
5840eagerness
6669grace & salvation
6720redemption
7160servants of the Lord
8275honesty
8345servanthood & worship
8442good works
8459perseverance
8774legalism
9412heaven, worship & service

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