Saved by grace (Eph. 2:8)

“By grace

You have been saved

Through faith.

This is not your own doing.

It is the gift of God.”

τῇ γὰρ χάριτί ἐστε σεσῳσμένοι διὰ πίστεως· καὶ τοῦτο οὐκ ἐξ ὑμῶν, Θεοῦ τὸ δῶρον·

Paul said, “By grace (τῇ γὰρ χάριτί) you have been saved (ἐστε σεσῳσμένοι) through faith (διὰ πίστεως).  This is not your own doing (καὶ τοῦτο οὐκ ἐξ ὑμῶν).  It is the gift of God (Θεοῦ τὸ δῶρον).”  Paul explained that it was the grace of God that has saved them through faith.  This was not their own effort because it was a gift of grace from God.  Their gifted or graced faith had opened them up to the hope of further future graces of God.  They have been saved from sin and spiritual death.  Have you been saved by a gifted faith from God?

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