Tom Meaglia grew up in a church where legalism was prevalent. A friend shared with him about God’s grace in Christ. Tom says, “You can’t buy the gift (of salvation), earn it, work for it or achieve it. If we could, it would dilute in some way Jesus’ great atonement and sacrifice and gift on the cross…” He continued, “It wasn’t 21% Tom and 79% Jesus. It was 100% Jesus, only.” He was liberated from believing he needed to earn his way to God.
Ephesians 2:8-9 says, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God…” Have you received God’s gift?