So too, at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace. And if by grace , then it is no longer by works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace. (Romans 11:5-6)
There are many ways we experience the grace of God, and one of those was before time even began. “He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight. In [unconditional] love he predestined us to be adopted as His sons . . . to the praise of His glorious grace” (Ephesians 1:4-6). It is a biblical fact that we were chosen by God to be saved. Why? For “the praise of His glorious grace.”
Accordingly, the apostle Paul claimed the “reason” he “was shown mercy” was because he was “the worst of sinners,” and therefore “Christ Jesus might display His unlimited patience” (1 Timothy 1:16). Likewise, he told the Corinthian Christians that God “chose” them for salvation because they were “foolish,” “weak,” “lowly,” and “despised” from the world’s perspective (1 Corinthians 1:27-30). Moses reminded the Israelites the same thing when he told them: “The LORD did not set His affection on you and choose you because you were more numerous than other peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples. But it was because the LORD [unconditionally] loved you” (Deuteronomy 7:7). We truly are “a remnant chosen by grace” “before the creation of the world.”
Do not think that the ultimate reason you are saved is because of something you did. Rather, you were “chosen by grace,” not “by works” because “if it were [by works], grace would no longer be grace.” And if the Father treated you with that much grace before you”were born or had done anything good or bad” (Romans 9:11), how much can you trust His grace now that you’ve been reborn? Trust it with all your heart Christian.