For by grace you have been saved through faith,
and this is not your own doing;
it is the gift of God, not the result of works,
so that no one may boast.
Ephesians 2, Verses 8-9
It is made very clear in these two short verses exactly how we have been saved and what this means for us. We are saved by having faith, trusting in God and he, through his grace saves us. He gives us this grace freely as a gift. We don’t have to spend our lives working for it. We don’t have to labor in order to get it. We don’t have to rack up a mountain of good works to prove ourselves worthy of receiving God’s grace.
There is a very special reason behind this. God knows us mortals well. If we had to work to get grace we would then probably shout from the hill tops how grand we were. So to help us remain humble, and because he loves us so much, God simply pours his grace all over us and so we are saved.
Thank you God!!
20 October 2014