Romans 11:6 – And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then it is no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.
To whom does God offer His gift? To the brightest? The most beautiful or the most charming? No. His gift is for us all—beggars and bankers, clergy and clerks, judges and janitors. All God’s children.
And He wants us so badly, He’ll take us in any condition—“as is” reads the tag on our collars….
He wants us now.
The Bible tells us that we are saved by grace – and that we access this salvation through faith, for you are saved by grace through faith. Then the Bible tells us that salvation has nothing to do with us. Salvation has nothing to do with our good works; our kind deeds; our generous nature; our offerings in the collection bag – our being baptised in water; our reading the bible or saying prayers; our going to church (- because all those things are works) The Bible tells us that salvation is by grace… salvation is nothing to do with ourselves, it has nothing to do with rules, regulation or laws we have to keep – for salvation is by grace and it is a free gift from God to all who have believed in Jesus… Salvation is not from yourselves; it is God’s gift .
If salvation is by grace, then salvation is not by works! It is one or the other – but it can’t be both. If salvation has anything to do with works then it can’t possibly be said to come by grace. The word works contradicts the meaning of word grace and the word ‘grace’ runs counter to the word ‘works’ – for works and grace are in complete opposition to each other – the two words are at variance with one another. If salvation was given to us because of the works we did, then you cant possibly say that salvation is a gift of grace! A gift is a gift – and if one has to work for a gift then it is no longer a gift, because is has been gained through works.
Loving Father I praise You for your free gift of grace – which I do not deserve, but which You have given to me, simply because I believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. Thank You that Your Salvation it a completely free gift of grace which I know I do not merit. Thank You Father that I have been saved by Your grace – Thank You that there is nothing I had to do to gain it and nothing I have to do in order to keep it. Thank You for that I am saved by grace, in Jesus name I pray, Amen!