What Does Ephesians 2:8 Mean?

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

Ephesians 2:8(KJV)

Verse Thoughts

God has given humanity a gift and that gift is salvation, which was procured through the shedding of Christ’s blood in payment for the sins of the whole world. Salvation is a gift from God. Salvation is a free gift from God. Salvation is an unmerited gift from God and salvation flows from the exceeding riches of God’s amazing grace.

This gift of salvation streams to mankind from the Father-heart of a loving God – Who knew that the sinful race of fallen humanity faced a lost eternity without the great and costly gift of His only begotten Son, Who alone could pay the price for the sins of the world and redeem a lost creation. God has given humanity an incredible gift and that gift is salvation – but it only come by faith in His Son, Jesus Christ our Saviour.

Salvation was conceived before the world was founded. Salvation has nothing whatsoever to do with man’s worth and it has nothing to do with man’s worthiness. It does not rest on my merit or your good deeds and it has nothing to do with anything you or I have done or could do to please God. However, our salvation has everything to do with what Christ has done and is based on His worth and His worthiness. Our salvation depends entirely on Christ’s merit and the work that He carried out on Calvary’s cross, when He paid the price for our sin, freeing us from the guilt of sin and penalty of sin – and breaking the suffocating power of sin in our lives.

And all that humanity has to do to receive this eternal gift of Salvation is to believe on the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of the Father. All we have to do is to trust in the Lord Jesus Christ as Saviour… to have faith in Him… to believe on His name. God has given humanity the amazing gift of salvation which is given freely to whosoever will trust in His redeeming work on Calvary – because God is gracious.

God’s gift of salvation is given by GRACE – for it is by grace that we are saved, through faith in Jesus Christ. Faith in Him is all that is needed for whosoever will access this free gift of salvation by grace. For by grace are you saved… through faith, and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God, not of works nor of human merit, lest any man should boast. Salvation is the amazing gift of God’s grace… and does not have anything to do with us. All that is required of you and me is to believe – believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved.

Those of us who believes this by faith are justified; saved; redeemed, declared righteous, positioned in Christ, clothed in His righteousness, in-dwelt by the Holy Spirit, and have been given a whole host of other supernatural and eternal benefits, simply by believing on the finished work of Christ at  Calvary, for He died for our sin according to the scriptures, was buried and rose again according to the scriptures.

Let us come humbly before the throne of grace, knowing that we are not justified because of our works or worthiness but because Christ is worthy. Praise His Name.

My Prayer

Thank You dear Father for Your free gift of Salvation. I am not worthy to receive such a gift – but I thank You in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ – my Saviour in Whom I trust – it is in His name I pray, AMEN.

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