Two months down, one more to go in the 90 day reading plan!!!
“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, so that no one can boast.” (2:8)
This verse has caused many scholars to debate what Paul was saying. Some read this verse as it is faith that is the gift from God.
However, if you take a look at the Greek, the word “this” does not match “faith” in gender. Therefore, “this” does not refer to faith as the gift. Salvation is the gift.
One commentary stated this verse can be written like this: “For by grace you have been saved through faith, that is to say, not of yourselves, it is a gift of God.”
That helped me understand this verse, so I thought I would pass it on to you.
It is with/through that faith that Christ will live in our hearts (3:17).