The Cost of Grace
Scripture Reading: Romans 10:9-13
Imagine it's your birthday. Your friend comes by and gives you a beautifully wrapped gift. When you open it, it's something you've always wanted! After the party, you walk your friend to the door and just before he leaves, he says, "Oh, by the way, here's the receipt. Your gift costs $500. I'll take cash or a check" Could you really call what you received a gift?
The same principle applies to salvation. You don't have to buy it. Salvation is a gift. It depends wholly on God's grace.