“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” – Eph 2:8-9 (Emphasis mine)
Why do I call ‘Boasting Not Allowed’ a bottom line? I’m glad you asked. So here it is:
If I contribute anything to my own salvation, I have ‘something’ to brag about. I mean anything. In other words, if something I do, all by my lonesome, with only the abilities I came into this world with, ‘determines’ whether or not I am saved. I have something to boast about, whether I do so or not.
Regardless of the ‘scenario’ you wrap around it, or what terms/labels we use to discuss the issues, that’s my personal bottom line.
While I still enjoy discussing the issues, including the ‘isms’ and the big words we like to use, this simple bottom line speaks volumes, for me at least.
Food for thought early on a Sunday morning. May you be greatly blessed on this Lord’s Day!