Salvation is ultimately a gift from God through what Jesus Christ has done on the cross (Romans 6:23). We are saved because God is gracious and merciful, so we should put our confidence not in our own good works, but only in the work of Christ (Ephesians 2:8-9) Clearly, good deeds are not determinants of salvation.
God has offered humanity a “simple” way for eternal life, that is by believing Christ, because of His great love. It takes the simplicity of faith to accept the free gift of God, however oftentimes we were too proud to admit our needs for salvation. The truth is that only Jesus has the power to save (Acts 4:12) so the first step we must take to accept his love is to recognize our helplessness, that we can rely to nobody but Jesus to be saved. As we receive and believe in him, we become the children of God (John 1:12) and we no longer live under slavery of sin and God’s wrath (Romans 8:1). This love gift of God is also even extended to our household (Acts 16:31), as they truly believe in their hearts and confess that Jesus is Lord and he is risen from the dead (Romans 10:9) – what a wonderful blessing! Salvation has been made available to all people by God’s grace in Christ Jesus, which enables us to continually live in his ways while we patiently wait with the assurance of hope for the glorious day to meet with our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ (Titus 2:11-13).
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16
Would you trust in Jesus as your Savior and entrust your life to him today?