H172 - IT IS BY GRACE -EPHESIANS 2:8
"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God." - Ephesians 2:8
When someone gives you a gift, do you say, "That's very nice- now how much do I owe you?" No, the appropriate response to a gift is "Thank You." Yet how often Christians, even after they have been given the gift of salvation, feel obligated to try to work their way to God. Because our salvation and even our faith are gifts, we should respond with gratitude, praise and joy.