8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
*God gets all the glory and honor for saving us. What we “do” will not save of us. By His grace we are saved. There is nothing we can do to save ourselves. Jesus said “IT IS FINISHED.” Now we can rest in Him! That was hard for me to do when I first came out of Catholicism. I felt like I should be “doing” something. PRAISE HIS HOLY NAME FOR THE REST HE HAS ALLOWED US IN JESUS! AWESOME!
The only work required by God is this:
28 Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God?
29 Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.
THAT’S IT! HAVE FAITH! NOT IN SELF! IN HIM!