” For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.”

For “you have been saved by grace through faith…” “Now Paul shows us we moved from“you were” to “you have been”– from one sphere to another, salvation is now yours and it is the GIFT OF GOD, and not of  your own resources, merit, so there is no self boasting! Even the faith to believe is the GIFT OF GOD. So no one can boast, but let him who boasts boast’s in the Lord -{1 Cor 10:31.}. – Salvation is the GIFT OF GOD! God delivering, rescuing us from spiritual death to life is all of His Grace. ”  giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified {Autghorized} usto share in the inheritance of the saints in Light.For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.”- {Colossians 1:12-14}. His Gift to the undeserving  to rescue the sinner from the penalty of sin, the authority of satan, the wrath of God into a right standing with God, is not by self effort, or merit, it is all by His Grace, His kindness, His unmerited favor! “Grace,” is His “blessing,”us with what we do not deserve, divine “favor,” through and only “…through our Lord Jesus Christ.”- {Read Romans 5:1-2}. Salvation is “The Gift Of God!” To Him be the glory, adoration and praise!