Sometimes I do a job and then someone pays me for the work I did. I earn that money. But then sometimes people give me gifts. These gifts are free. I did not earn these gifts. I received the gifts from people who love me.
Salvation through Jesus is not something that we earn. It is a free gift from God. Verse 23 from our Bible Reading says, “When people sin, they earn what sin pays — death. But God gives his people a free gift — life forever in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Our salvation does not depend on how many good things we do or how many times we go to church. We cannot earn salvation by being good. No person is good enough to escape the punishment for sin. But God sent Jesus to die on the cross and accept our punishment.
Read and study God’s commands today. Depend on the Holy Spirit to help you learn new things from God’s Word.