I have been enjoying the YouVersion Bible app and the new daily ‘Story’ feature.
The "Story" shows up near the top on the home screen of the Bible App and ties in the Daily Scripture. It also includes a prayer that relates to the daily scripture along with a presentation from pastors, speakers, and musicians in the Christian realm. There is also a featured devotional reading from one of the many devotionals in the YouVersion app. The app tells you how many days you have opened and used the Story feature, which game-ifies it.
Today’s reading was about Ephesians 2:8-9 and I bounce between ESV and The Message to give me a fresh perspective on the verses. The Message bible gives a couple extra verses most times to help with context.
So, back to today. It’s not that by our works that we are saved, grace saves us. The Webster 1828 Dictionary states that grace is the free unmerited love and favor of God. Wow!
God saved us to do good works. So we can make a difference in people’s lives as we serve God. We are God’s workmanship, which means we are the product of an artisan, The Artisan! He created you and me to do good (sounds like poor grammar).
So, let’s love God and do good! (I think it's Joyce Meyer that said that.)