BROTHERS and SISTERS, God, Who is rich in mercy, because of the great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ. By grace you have been saved! And God raised us up with Him and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come, He might show the immeasurable riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and not by your own doing. It is the gift of God, not the result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared in advance so that we should walk in them.
Blessed Theophylact of Ochrid and Bulgaria, commenting on us being created for good works says,
You have been created in Christ, O Christian. You became a new piece of workmanship, when the old man in you died in baptism. And as at the beginning of your creation you were brought from non-being into being, so also now God has re-created you and brought you from a condition of doing evil to a condition of doing good. You have been created, not to be lazy, but to work and to walk everywhere doing good deeds: that is to say, to pass the whole course of your life doing this - not just two or three years, but the entire span of your years.