For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: KJV
This verse stood out to me this morning in a way like never before.
The Lord is showing us through the language here that the whole thing–grace, salvation, faith–the whole kit and kaboodle is of Him.
I can’t even brag about or claim any part in the faith that I have, because it is not something that I have. It is something that I have been given.
I have been given the faith to believe. I have been given the grace to receive. I have been given the salvation from sin, from dead works, from going my own way in my own strength.
It is all of Him.
I bow myself before the Father.