A PEOPLE OF GRACE
Freely we have received: For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith, and this is not of yourselves, it is the gift of God- not by works, so that no one can boast (Eph 2v8). Extraordinary! Grace declares that you were saved solely by God’s work, not your own. Salvation is a free gift that you can’t earn. God’s love for you is complete, unchanging and unconditional. You are accepted just as you are, whether you do well or badly, sin or stay pure, you are completely accepted because the righteousness of Jesus has been given to you. You can’t improve on God’s love for you.
You can’t reduce God’s love for you. God saved you and will keep you saved which frees you to joy, motivation and freedom to serve God out of gratitude and not out of fear!