Where did your salvation come from: God or yourself? While some people nearly break their arms trying to pat themselves on the back, the Bible makes it clear that God saves us, we do not save ourselves! Today’s devotional will explain. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Ephesians 1:3-5 ESV
Spiritual Blessings in Christ
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, 4 even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love 5 he predestined us[a] for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,
“Many cavil at this great truth, which seems to me to be self-evident, that Christ should choose his own spouse; they want to have entrusted to them the selection of a bride for him. They want God to be lackey to the free will of man, and that none of his purposes should be carried out unless man permits it; their notion is that the great Creator must sit and wait till he gets his creature’s permission to be gracious. But as for us, beloved, we adore the glorious truth of his electing love, we admire the sovereignty of his grace, and we delight to know that he does as he wills among the inhabitants of this lower world, and deals out his mercy, as Paul puts it, ‘according to the good pleasure of his will.’” [Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit XLV, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1899), p. 20]