. . . it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast. (Ephesians 2:9 NIV)
What kind of works are we undertaking to win God’s approval? There are not enough good things we can do to guarantee God’s grace. Instead, grace is a gift given to the undeserving. That’s what’s so amazing about grace. We receive grace to prevent us from assuming responsibility for our salvation. Since salvation is so completely God’s work and human achievement is so conclusively ruled out, it is little wonder why there’s no room for human boasting. All praise must be given to God and His grace alone.
Living in the In-Between Times
As people following Christ, we all experience stop and go, arrival and departure, life and death. We know about living in between pivotal moments. It’s easy to believe that God is not at work in the ordinary. But He is! Through my book Living in the In-Between Times, you’ll discover how God speaks to you, how you can respond, and the significance of decisive commitment to the will of God.