Favorite Verse and Why

Loutzenhiser's picture

On this thread we are listing our Favorite Verses and Why they are so significant to us. Please no wandering off topic.

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WHY God Has Saved You?

"He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit" (Titus 3:5, NAS).

Others believe that God has chosen you to be saved or to be given by His Spirit, because He knows beforehand that you would accept His offer.

But the verse above shows that I am saved, not because of any good work in my part -- not even on the basis of my right response to God -- "but according to His mercy."

It is because of His mercy. His choice. Not ours.

As we read in Romans 9:15, "I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion" (NIV).

And Paul emphasized it in verse 16:

"It does not, therefore, depend on man's desire or effort, but on God's mercy."

"Yet I will
rejoice in the LORD,
I will take joy
in the God of my salvation"
(Habakkuk 3:18, ESV).