Good morning, my brothers and sisters in Christ.
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and [l]this is not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast.10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.
The Greek word for “grace” χάρις cháris, khar'-ece, also means that by the merciful kindness of the Lord, we are saved. Our salvation begins with God’s mercy, and the unity of grace, faith, and good works is a pattern often seen in the scriptures. Grace is uncreated and infinite, but our faith is limited and has room to grow, while our good works flow from having an authentic and pure heart. Our good works cannot earn us this great treasure of salvation and eternal life because it's a pure gift, but it's clear that all those who receive this gift have an overwhelming desire to do good, just like Christ. Good works do not save us, but God prepares good works beforehand.
Justification by Faith/ Transfiguration by Grace:
Justification and the New Covenant
Justification and God's mercy
Justification by faith, which is immovable and unchanging
In Christ, love ❤️ Jared W. Campbell