It is good that as a church we understand that salvation comes from the Lord, since this will determine our entire Christian life, and this understanding that salvation comes from God makes us understand that we have no hope in ourselves, but in Jesus Christ. Matt Chandler said: “When God saves you, He does not do it because you gave Him permission. He did it because He is God”. Do you think that salvation depends on ourselves? Not at all, God has decided to save us and if we had not, we would never have chosen salvation.
The Scriptures teach us some verses in the book of Jonah, where he makes a powerful prayer to God and stresses that salvation comes from God alone:
8 “Those who cling to worthless idols
turn away from God’s love for them.
9 But I, with shouts of grateful praise,
will sacrifice to you.
What I have vowed I will make good.
I will say, ‘Salvation comes from the Lord.’”