“Who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.” (Titus 2:14 NKJV)
Among other things, we have been saved to do good works.
Let’s be clear about this: good works do not save us, and we are not saved by the good works we do.
“Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.” (Titus 3:5–7 NKJV)
The Lord Jesus Christ himself has done the work of salvation for us. We are justified or made acceptable to God by receiving the gift of salvation that he has provided through Christ. We now trust in him alone for our salvation.
However, we are saved to do the good works he has appointed for us to do. He has set us free from the power of self and sin so we can do the work he has prepared us to do.
“This is a faithful saying, and these things I want you to affirm constantly, that those who have believed in God should be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable to men.” (Titus 3:8 NKJV)
The wise person will first make sure to establish a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and then take the steps to become a converterlator, investing time, talent, and treasure to convert the perishable things in this world into the imperishable values that will last for all of eternity. Doing this successfully will result in living a life that echoes into eternity.
Today, ask yourself:
Am I conducting my life in such a way that it will echo into eternity?