Ephesians 2:8-10 NIV 2011
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is a gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
“A major passage for understanding God’s grace, i.e., his kindness, unmerited favor and forgiving love.” These are the words of one commentator about the amazing gift God gave to all through His Son Jesus Christ. Paul restated what he’d just written in Ephesians 2:5, “made us alive in Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.” God created the earth and its inhabitants. Salvation is His gift offered freely to all who chose to follow Jesus. God’s gift; grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone.
Growing up with five siblings, having something of my own was rare. It was a momentous occasion when there was a bedroom for just me. College gave me a roommate and I still share a room with my sweet husband. The desire for my own room was a need for something of my own. My life changing choice to follow Jesus Christ was my own decision. Salvation led to my daily personal walk with Jesus. Grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone was God’s gift to me.
How did your faith walk begin?
Walking with Jesus,