“For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9).
The mathematics of the gospel are atrocious — it simply doesn’t add up. The gift of eternal life, a life that offers meaning and purpose for today when entered into, is just that — a gift. It cannot be earned. You cannot work for it. Nor can we ever get ourselves into a position of deserving it. It’s God’s way of keeping it about him and never about us. It simply doesn’t add up. Thank goodness.