Many years ago, I read God’s unfolding purpose : a guide to the study of the Bible by Suzanne de Dietrich. Her thoughts about grace continue to speak to me:

The entire Biblical revelation affirms that salvation is by grace. … But this revelation is so utterly contrary to the natural heart of man that it must be emphasized again and again, for man always keeps trying to achieve salvation on his own resources. Nothing is so humiliating to his pride as to owe everything to the grace of God alone, and to be able to live only on the basis of his pardon. pg 232

The quote speaks to me because I know I need to be reminded again and again that “I truly only live on the basis of his pardon.”

The link to my book review is here.