All Things Are Of God In Salvation
by Don Fortner
“Salvation is of the Lord” (Jon. 2:9). “By grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God” (Eph. 2:8). “Of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: That, according as it is written, he that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord” (I Cor. 1:30-31). Election, Redemption, Regeneration, Sanctification, Preservation, Resurrection, and Glorification works of God alone. God gave us life. God gave us faith. God gave us a new heart and a new will, by revealing Christ in us. And we are kept by the power of God” (I Pet. 1:5). We worship and trust and love the one true and living God, who is sovereign in salvation. “Not unto us, 0 Lord, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory” (Ps. ll5:l). Amen.