“But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!) For he raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus. So God can point to us in all future ages as examples of the incredible wealth of his grace and kindness toward us, as shown in all he has done for us who are united with Christ Jesus. God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.”
Ephesians 2:4-9 NLT
We try to take credit for our own doing, but why? Why do we take away credit from God? Paul says here that it is a Gift from God. That salivation isn’t a reward for the good things we’ve done. Honestly what good things have we done before we were saved? We weren’t doing those things because of God, we were thinking of ourselves and how we can get rewarded for those. We’re made in Gods image and we are made anew through Christ. We’re saved by Gods grace.