Salvation Is Through God’s Kindness, Not Works – Romans 11:1-18

From my reading in Romans 11:1-18 in the One Year Bible New Testament.

Throughout the book of Romans I keep coming across a the theme of salvation by grace alone.

“It is the same today, for a few of the people of Israel have remained faithful because of God’s grace—his undeserved kindness in choosing them. And since it is through God’s kindness, then it is not by their good works. For in that case, God’s grace would not be what it really is—free and undeserved.” Rom 11:5-6

Some of the Israelites remained faithful because God was kind enough to choose them.  It was not because of their own efforts to do God works.

In order for grace to be grace it has to be free and undeserved!

I love the fact that we can not earn our salvation. We must trust Jesus to forgive us and realize that no matter how good our intentions are we can never measure up to God’s standard.

Jesus’ sacrificial death on the cross was the greatest expression of God’s kindness to us.

All you have to do is turn from your sins, accept that free and undeserved gift, and give your life to Jesus.

If you have never accepted that gift then what are you waiting for?

If you have then stop trying to pay God back for what he has done and just live out of loving gratitude.

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About David Worcester

I am the founder and director of a campus ministry at San Diego State called Challenge. I am also serving as an ordained elder at Mission Trails Church. I love speaking and writing about college ministry, gospel appointments, and practical ways to live out God’s Word! I am also passionate about: leadership training, learning, missions, church planting, surfing, hiking, sports, photography and traveling (So far I’ve visited 23 countries & all 50 states). I’m married to Jessica Worcester who I fell in love with while doing college ministry together and we have a two year old son named Samuel. I graduated from from the University of Oklahoma (OU) with a degree in Film & Video Studies. And I received my Masters in Theological Studies from Gateway Seminary. I am an ordained minister who loves speaking and writing about practical ways to live out God’s Word in life and ministry.

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