Did you pay for part of it? Any of it?

"But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),"

Ephesians 2:4-5

Ponder This

Suppose your best friend offered to buy you a new car. You tell him that you can’t accept it outright and offer to help pay for the car. Then you say, “Here’s a quarter. Thank you!”

Now you’re driving around, and somebody compliments you on your new car. You say, “Thanks! My friend and I bought this car.”

Wouldn’t that be ridiculous? Well, that’s what we’re doing with God when we add our two bits-worth of self-effort to His grace. If you do that, you take the glory from Almighty God.

When you get to heaven, all you’re going to be able to say is, “Jesus paid it all.”

Practice This

Spend some time reading Ephesians 2 today and praise God for His divine plan of salvation.