“I thank my God always concerning you for the grace of God which was given you in Christ Jesus” (1 Corinthians 1:4).
A gift given can be easily forgotten or taken for granted. God’s grace, however, is a gift that should have a glaring presence in our daily lives. That we fail, in so many ways, to live up to the standard of faith set before us serves as another confirmation that salvation is, by necessity, God’s doing and not ours. He has accomplished and is accomplishing in us what we could not.