Today I will accept salvation not by works but by faith, an entirely free gift from God. I will work less and accept more.
Therefore, the promise comes by faith, so that it may be by grace and may be guaranteed to all Abraham’s offspring—not only to those who are of the law but also to those who have the faith of Abraham.
Many human attitudes, such as love, joy, patience, courage, and mercy, can be somewhat worked up by our own effort. But faith occurs when we cease trying to do something by our own efforts, and trust someone else to do it for us. Faith is the one attitude that is exactly the opposite of trusting ourselves. Apparently this is why God decided that faith would be the attitude of heart by which we could obtain salvation, that it might be according to grace, that is, that it might be an entirely free gift of God, not dependent on any merit of our own.
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Today I will place on God’s altar all my efforts to earn my salvation.