Oh how hard it is to for humans to fully grasp the grace of God. I recently started playing around with Chat GPT. I asked, "Can you write me a 15 minute sermon on Matthew 4:1-11 that focuses on the grace of God for us and the forgiveness of sins?" (I already preached this so I am not trying to get it to write my sermons. Just a fun experiment). First off, it was not even close to 15 minutes. Maybe it is trying to tell me something.
Second, it did mention the grace of God in forgiveness but ended right back on a nice salad. "Let us.... Let us.... Let us...." I responded to it. "You ended, not on the grace of God but on what we do for God. That is an important distinction. Everything in your last paragraph is about us doing something for him rather than him doing something for us. True Christianity finds it's heart in what he has done for us."
It painstakingly took time to respond. It had a much harder time trying to reply to that. It typed it's response much slower than any other response I had. After a short few sentences, mid quoting Ephesians 2:8-9, it froze on "Ephesians 2:8-9 states, "For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God—not the..." It is stuck, trying to rid itself of any human influence in salvation. Much like the humans who made it, grace is a hard concept to grasp.
But grace is what we receive.