Eph 2:8 For it is by grace that you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves. It is God's gift, and is not on the ground of merit--
Grace H2580 chên graciousness, Gen 6:8 And Noah found grace in the eyes of Jehovah.
It was by God's Grace that Noah was able to build the ark.
Grace G5485 charis graciousness (as gratifying), of manner or act (abstract or concrete; literal, figurative or spiritual; especially the divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life;
Grace a : unmerited divine assistance given humans for their regeneration or sanctification
b : a virtue coming from God
VIRTUE a : conformity to a standard of right : morality
VIRTUE G1411 dunamis force (literally or figuratively); specifically miraculous power (usually by implication a miracle itself): - ability, abundance, meaning, might (-ily, -y, -y deed), (worker of) miracle (-s), power, strength, violence, mighty (wonderful) work. From G1410 dunamai to be able or possible: - be able, can (do, + -not), could, may, might, be possible, be of power.
Act 1:8 but ye shall receive power..same as virtue...dunamis. Im told we get our word dynamite from dunamis. It is by God's Grace His Virtue His Power that we are able to work be saved.
Php 2:12 So that, my beloved, as ye always obey, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, with fear and trembling your own salvation work out,
Php 2:13 for God it is who is working in you both to will and to work for His good pleasure.
Saved by Grace SAVED G4982 sōzō a primary word; to save, that is, deliver or protect (literally or figuratively): - heal, preserve, save (self), do well, be (make) whole. Grace is the engine(the gift of God) that starts us thinking and reasoning good thoughts and things in this life, it is God working in man to be delivered, healed, made whole, saved... Grace is God's viture(force) working in man. Grace in turn causes the engine of repentance going and you start to "think differntly." We are a work in prorgess.
Joh 5:30 I, cannot be doing, of myself, a single thing,—Just as I hear, I judge; and, my judging, is, just,—because I seek not my own will, but the will of him that sent me.
I can now humbly confess I truly understand this verse by Paul.
2Co 12:9 And at once he said unto me—Sufficient for thee, is my favour, for, my power, in weakness, is made complete. Most gladly, therefore, will I rather boast in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may spread a tent over me.