The Bottom Line – ‘Boasting Not Allowed’!

“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.

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Food for thought early on a Sunday morning. May you be greatly blessed on this Lord’s Day!

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