To give to His people the knowledge of salvation By the forgiveness of their sins.
Salvation is an act of God, and a gift from God. Salvation is initiated by God, wrought by God, and sustained by God. He holds in His hand the priceless, precious, eternal gift of salvation, and He bids us to take it without money and without price, for He has paid it all.
God’s generosity does not end there. He wants us to draw upon His riches every day—the riches of His wisdom, strength, truth, power, and presence. He offers us abundant life and He stands waiting for us to reach out our hand to Him in obedience and live life pleasing to Him.
Those who accept this gift do not owe God in payment for salvation, but we do owe God a life of undivided devotion and service, and this brings great joy to Him and ongoing blessing to us.