“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
What is the greatest gift you ever received? Was it a material object of great value? Was it a trip or vacation? Was it something that has no monetary value like friendship? Do you remember what you felt when you received that great gift? The greatest gift of all; however, is the gift of salvation from God the Father. This gift is so great because we didn’t do anything to deserve this gift, yet He gave it anyway. In fact, we did the exact opposite of deserving. There is nothing we could do to save ourselves from sin. God, in His deep love for us, sent His greatest possession, His Son, to the earth to die on a cross for our sins. This was because of his grace. Grace gives us what we don’t deserve.
We are saved through that wonderful grace when we ask for His salvation. The best part about it is that we didn’t do anything but place our trust and faith in Him. It is work that He does, not us so that we don’t boast. We can only brag of what He has done!
A Prayer to Remember
Thank you for your beautiful gift of salvation. You are deserving of my love. I will brag only of you and all you have done in my life. Amen