These are some of my favorite verses in all the Bible, because they let me know just how much Jesus loved me. By grace we are saved, and not by what we do or even don’t do. Now before you get alarmed and think that I have went soft, let me just stop you and let you know that I still believe that a Christian has to do work for the kingdom. But that is not what Paul is talking about here. He is talking about what it takes to be saved. To have your life totally changed and set apart. To be transformed into another person, and that only happens because of Grace. The Grace of God is so powerful because it allows me to have access to God and there is nothing that I could do that would bring that to me. No matter how good I live, no matter what I give, I could never work my way to God or into heaven. Grace is a gift that is given to us by God that allows us to have access to His and heaven. Grace is what saves me from the sin that had me bound and all I have to do is have faith and believe. So many people can’t believe that salvation is so simple but here we read where it is only a prayer away. All we have to do is ask the Lord into our heart and believe and we can be set free from everything that has held us back.
Now just so you don’t think something wrong, let me state here that God’s way is simple but it is not always easy. Once we come into the family of God then we must do all that we can to become holy as He is holy. Grace is the first step and it is a free step. Grace is the beginning of the journey and through the price that Jesus has paid it is free for all of us.