God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. (Ephesians 2:8-9, NLT)
God, knowing that we would have a tendency to brag and try to take credit, offers us salvation through no doing of our own. We cannot brag on anyone but Him! Salvation is all His gift from start to finish. He offers us the gift, accepts us as His own, and then invites us to join Him in what He is doing. Truly amazing when we stop to absorb that into our thoughts and being.
“But God” being rich in mercy, loving us so deeply…
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