Ephesians 2:9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
There is a Spiritual law that comes into effect in this verse. That is “any works done apart from Faith is of no value in the eyes of God”. So common sense would tell us that an unregenerate soul can do no good works that find merit from God. Now the natural man can and does do good works before man, many of people have been a great asset when it come to good works on mans level. But none of these have merit with God for acceptance. Also many of men have boast of their accomplishments we see great sports figures, and business people have accomplished many of good things. Their names are written in the news paper and magazines,, but not in the “Book of Life”. If works could be acceptable in God’s eyes He would be an unjust God for allowing His son to be afflicted and crucified, in light of the fact Jesus was innocent and without sin. So for any man or church to promote works wither morally or ceremonial is a direct assault on the Grace of God and His son Jesus Christ. Mankind namely the Jewish nation was given a 4 thousand-year test span, to see if natural man could fulfill only 10 commandments, and they not only fail but the man in His quest to work out their own salvation added hundreds of more laws. I know of no man would could keep the First commandment. ” You shall have no other God’s before me” A good portion of people in the Church today worship the god of their mind. By that I mean they worship what they think God should be and how they have been conditioned to believe. We can carry no Baggage into our relationship with Christ. Please don’t go through this life thinking you are in right standing with God by any work either morally or ceremonially, as our text today says not a result of works, so no one may boast.