For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God–not by works… (Ephesians 2:9)
How high can you jump?
You know, just jump straight up into the air?
One foot? Two?
If you want to measure, I’ll wait…
By the way, if you took video footage of that, please send it to me.
Obviously, some of us can jump higher than others. Age, strength, injuries all factor in. If you train hard and get the right shoes, you can increase your vertical leap. A professional basketball player can get above three feet–Wilt Chamberlain was able to jump four feet straight up.
Now, imagine that God’s requirement for eternal life was a vertical leap
It would make the whole trying-to-earn-it-on-your-own business seem pretty silly, wouldn’t it?
Walk in grace today, Beloved. It’s easier on the knees.