8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Keywords : Grace, Faith
How do we receive His grace?
God gives His (gift of) grace to us when we humble ourselves (James 4:6-10, 1 Peter 5:5-6) . We can\’t receive His grace when we act proud, that is, by thinking we can save ourselves.
How do we increase our faith or where does faith come from?
Faith comes by hearing the word of God. (Romans 10:17)
What are we saved from?
We are saved from the bondage of sin; which consequently leads to eternal condemnation or damnation.
Putting all together:
Salvation can\’t be bought or worked for, it is a gift from God; and like every gift we can choose to keep it (His gift), reject it, receive it or receive it and dump it—like many have without knowing.
Further reading: James 4:8-10
8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. 9 Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. 10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.