Analysis Of The Book ' Salvation ' By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Now there aren’t many things in life that are free. It seems as if everything comes with a price. And we are justifiably skeptical of anything that advertises itself as absolutely free. So it may be difficult for us to comprehend that something as significant as God’s grace comes so freely. Is has no dollar amount, no price tag on it. Paul says that salvation is given by grace, not as a result of our own works. We can 't earn salvation. That seems easy to understand theologically, but we don 't usually act like this is true. Grace and salvation are free! And they are tremendous gifts at any price. In an old Dennis the Menace cartoon, Dennis and his friend Joey are leaving Mrs. Wilson 's house, their hands full of cookies. Joey says, "I wonder what we did to deserve this?" Dennis answers, "Look, Joey. Mrs. Wilson gives us cookies, not because we 're nice, but because she 's nice." Hank Ketcham, creator of Dennis the Menace, has captured the heart of the good news of God 's grace in that one comic strip. When we look at our lives, and all the things God has done for us, we are tempted to say, "I wonder what I did to deserve this?" To that, Paul responds, "by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing." Because of God 's unmerited favor, grace, we have been saved. "Saved" is short for the word salvation. In Greek, the word is "sozo". It refers to delivering a person or people from distress or danger. God has saved us, rescued us from danger, and
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