A Servant by Grace
Ephesians 3:7

The Upward Look
    by Max D. Hutto,

“I was made a servant of this gospel by the gift of God's grace that was given to me by the working of His power.” Ephesians 3:7 HCSB

Having been saved by God’s grace, Paul was called to be a servant, a helper, a minister, of the gospel by God’s grace. Though he did not deserve salvation, God looked upon him with kindness and gracious favor, and He provided salvation through faith in Jesus. In the same way God chose and enlisted Paul to be His minister. God was at work guiding, molding, and transforming Paul’s life into a life of serving Him by calling Paul to preach the gospel of Christ through the dynamic mighty power of God.

Lord Jesus, help me to lean not on my strength but on Your power as I serve You. Guide me to live for You and to glorify You by telling others of the gospel of grace.


  December 3, 2021   -  © Copyright 2021, Max D. Hutto.

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