Jesus Loves Me
February 13, 2013
Salvation is Positional Not Conditional
February 15, 2013
Jesus Loves Me
February 13, 2013
Salvation is Positional Not Conditional
February 15, 2013

Saved By Grace

The Smoky Mountains.

The Smoky Mountains.

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9

This is probably one of the most important salvation verses. It explains how we receive salvation. It also describes what Grace is.

Everything God has for us, including salvation is through His Grace alone. Salvation is a gift. It is God’s present to us. If you were to describe Grace, you’d have to say it was a gift. If someone gives you a gift, such as a Christmas gift, they hand it out to you to take. It’s free. There are no strings attached. That’s God’s gift. It’s the gift of God. “Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.” (2 Corinthians 9:15)

This gift we can’t earn. We can’t work for it. We can’t do great things for it. It’s made available to us apart from anything we can do for getting it. God isn’t allowing any man to say, “look what I have done.” Man can’t obtain this gift by doing anything. Man’s works are as filthy rags. They are of no use in obtaining the gift.

However, we must take the gift by faith. Grace simply believes God has a gift for us. Grace has provided the gift. We have to believe. Faith is giving God permission to give us the gift. God has this gift for every single person—all 6 billion plus. But it isn’t yours until you take it by faith.

The gift is salvation and all that means for us. We are saved from our sins. We are saved from eternal damnation. We are saved to eternal life. Salvation is to save, deliver, protect, heal, preserve, and make whole. The gift takes effect the moment you take the gift. It becomes yours to keep forever. By grace are you saved through faith.