God’s Masterpiece

Ephesians 2:10—“For we are His masterpiece, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand in order that we would walk in them.”

Note 1 on masterpiece says: “The Greek word, poiema, means something that has been made, a handiwork, or something that has been written or composed as a poem. Not only a poetic writing may be considered a poem, but also any work of art that expresses the maker’s wisdom and design. We, the church, the masterpiece of God’s work, are a poem expressing God’s infinite wisdom and divine design.

The heavens, the earth, and man, created by God, are not God’s masterpiece; but the church, the Body of Christ, the fullness of the One who fills all in all (1:23), the corporate and universal new man (v. 15), is a masterpiece. We have been saved by grace to be God’s masterpiece that we may walk in the good works prepared beforehand by God.”

Cross-reference “a” on created directs us to these related verses:

Ephesians 2:15—“Abolishing in His flesh the law of the commandments in ordinances, that He might create the two in Himself into one new man, so making peace.”

2 Corinthians 5:17—“So then if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old things have passed away; behold, they have become new.”

 


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4 thoughts on “God’s Masterpiece

  1. Wow! How amazing that God calls His church, the Body of Christ, His masterpiece. Not the heavens, or the earth, or man but the corporate man. God mingled with man and man mingled with God. We, the church, the masterpiece of God’s work are God’s beloved poem. Thank you Father.

  2. I would consider the heavens and the earth, and even man, as masterpieces of a kind. But the Bible does not call these the masterpiece of God; that honorific is reserved for the church alone. Sometimes I look at the church and I am disappointed; but God is not. He is still completing the masterpiece! And when the old things will have become new, He will have a “new man” that expresses His wisdom and grace far more than any expanse of heaven ever could. Praise Him.

  3. Beautiful is the masterpiece God has given ……what a mighty God we serve for it is he who made us and not we ourselves. …and in him we are complete …….his temple. …his body of Christ……MASTERPIECE! !!!!!!

  4. What a truth to behold. We are God’s master piece, his art, to make Christ known in us. God does not do this work in the “abstract art” genre but in the concrete likeness of the incarnate Christ. Wow!

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