By Grace you have been saved through faith... Ephesians 2:8-9
Why is faith the
instrument that God uses to bring
us to salvation?
Why not love?
Joy? Wisdom? Contentment?
Wayne Grudem's answer to this question:
faith is the one attitude of the heart that is the exact opposite of depending
on ourselves. When we come to Christ in faith we essentially say: I give
up. I will not depend on myself and
my own good works any longer. I know that I can never make myself righteous
before God... Faith is the exact opposite of trusting in ourselves."