For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—Ephesians 2:8
How can you be saved by Jesus Christ? How can you earn grace? You can’t, no matter what great works you have done, only the blood of Jesus Christ can redeem you. Even though we were still sinners Christ died for us, God demonstrated his awesome love for us at the cross (Romans 5:8) Grace is not something can be earned, it’s the everlasting mercy or our Heavenly Father, that has given us new life.
Does that mean we should do nothing now? Absolutely not, remember Faith without works is dead (James 2:17) remember grace is given to you through faith. How do you demonstrate faith? By your actions in everything you do. Would Moses led the Israelites though the Red Sea by just standing there? No by faith he trusted God to part the waters for him, same way you trust in Jesus to lead you to the Father.
What greater gift is there than eternal life? How much more can God demonstrate his love for you, than sacrifice his only begotten Son to take the wages of your sins? Don’t squander your gift of redemption, accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior, let God shower you with grace. And then become a new creature, let you old self die, because you have been born again in Jesus Name Amen