The grace of salvation is the same grace by which we live the Christian life. Paul said in Romans 5.2, ‘We have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand.’ (emphasis added). We are not only justified by grace through faith, we stand every day in this same grace…. [We must] be so gripped by the magnificence and boundless generosity of God’s grace that we respond out of gratitude rather than out of a sense of duty.
original emphasis, Jerry Bridges, Transforming Grace (Colorado Springs: NavPress, 1991), 75.