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Ephesians 2:9-12 The Passion Translation (TPT)

So no one will ever be able to boast, for salvation is never a reward for good works or human striving.

10 We have become his poetry,[a] a re-created people that will fulfill the destiny he has given each of us, for we are joined to Jesus, the Anointed One. Even before we were born, God planned in advance our destiny and the good works[b] we would do to fulfill it!

A New Humanity

11–12 So don’t forget that you were not born as Jews and were uncircumcised (circumcision itself is just a work of man’s hands); you had none of the Jewish covenants and laws; you were foreigners to Israel’s incredible heritage;[c] you were without the covenants and prophetic promises of the Messiah, the promised hope, and without God.

Footnotes:

  1. Ephesians 2:10 The beautiful Greek word used here is translated “poem” or “poetry.” Our lives are the beautiful poetry written by God that will speak forth all that he desires in life.
  2. Ephesians 2:10 Although implied, these good works make up our destiny. As we yield to God, our prearranged destiny comes to pass and we are rewarded for simply doing what he wanted us to accomplish.
  3. Ephesians 2:11 Or “freedom,” or “commonwealth.”
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