Can you imagine how you would feel if you gave your child a gift and they turned around and asked you how they needed to repay you for it? You would think no, it’s a gift…no repayment needed. You gave the gift because you love your child and wouldn’t think of giving a gift and expecting repayment for it!
That’s exactly how God felt when He sent Jesus! He gave us His Son Jesus for absolutely free…no strings attached as a gift to us that have faith, His children, so that we could have everlasting life with Him. We are saved by grace through faith if we will accept that gift of His Son Jesus that He has freely given to us. There is nothing He expects in return; no works required by us. In fact, Romans 11:6 says this “But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works; otherwise grace would no longer be grace.”
After we have accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior and put our faith in Him, we are saved…period, end of story. There is nothing else required to KEEP our salvation. God’s gift of grace through our faith is enough.
He gave us this gift because He loves us…no repayment needed, no works by us needed.
Thank you Father for loving us and allowing us to have a relationship with You through Your Son Jesus. Thank You that my salvation is not up to me, that I don’t have to worry about being good enough, that it’s not about my works…but about my relationship with Your Son Jesus. Jesus…Truly, the very best gift ever!!
Ephesians 2:8-9 “For by grace you have been saved by faith. And this is not your own doing, it is a gift from God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”