"But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves to God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Freedom in Christ
God saved us because of his mercy, not because of any righteous things that we have done. How much more we should accept with thanksgiving the gift that God has freely given to us.