God’s Masterpiece…

A good friend, Diane Burton, wrote a book entitled The Master’s Masterpiece, which can be purchased at Amazon. The idea of a masterpiece relates a number of thoughts. The most common idea involves a work of outstanding artistry, skill, or workmanship.

These terms relate to several areas from art to mechanics. However, one of the most fascinating is humanity.

The Greek term is poiema, the workmanship of God. The description given by Paul in his letter to the church at Ephesus paints a beautiful picture of what God creates in Christ Jesus.

The term is extremely interesting because the root form of this word means “to make happen.” The indication is that God is instrumental in making a new creation happen through Christ Jesus (cf. 2 Co. 5:17).

The idea further indicates the purpose for which we have been made this masterpiece: to make good works happen that were previously prepared by God.

An application to leadership seems obvious. God has given leaders an opportunity to lead in the greatest work on earth, the poiema of God to make His will happen.

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