God has given a gift to the world in the person of Jesus and all who believe in Him are given eternal life.This free gift of salvation is motivated by the love of God which is an expression of God’s mercy,a manifestation of His grace, and is received by faith.
“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, but it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.” Eph 2:8-9
Salvation is a spiritual phenomea because it takes place “through faith” and is accomplished only by grace, the grace of God. It is not a work of man in any way.
Saved by grace means something different than saved by faith. Saved by faith is not the same as saved by grace THROUGH FAITH. If we are saved by faith then we make the salvation experience about our own effort but God specifically has chosen this method of grace because it involves no effort on our part.
God’s grace is what has initiated salvation but God also enables the recipient to recieve salvation by enabling one to believe through the gift of faith in God’s gift of grace which is Jesus Christ.
“For BY GRACE you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9
If you had anything at all to do with your salvation you might have reason to boast but God has made his salvation a free gift.
Being saved by grace is familiar to most Christians, but some overlook the important truth that we are also empowered by grace to live the Christian life. By grace God gives us His power to experience peace and joy in this life by his Holy Spirit as well as to endure temptations and be strong in adversity.
“And He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my strength is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore, most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me,” 2 Corinthians 12:9
God’s grace saves us and empowers us! As we walk in the Spirit we’re blessed with God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense. Grace is awesome!
Thank you Lord Jesus for your saving grace !