But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!) For he raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus. So God can point to us in all future ages as examples of the incredible wealth of his grace and kindness toward us, as shown in all he has done for us who are united with Christ Jesus. (Ephesians 2:4-7 NLT)
We cannot do it alone. There’s no way we can resist all the temptation to sin in our lives. Even the greatest saints of the Bible, those said to have the heart full of God within them sinned, sometimes grievously.
So, in His mercy, God sent Jesus among us so that we may know the fullness of His love and to be reconciled to God forever through His own sacrifice.
The cost of eternal life with our Father in heaven? Priceless.
How rich then are we in knowing God gave of Himself for those who believe so we may be joined with Him forever?