God's grace has saved you because of your faith in Christ. Your salvation doesn't come from anything you do. It is God's gift.
It is not based on anything you have done. No one can brag about earning it.
God made us. He created us to belong to Christ Jesus. Now we can do good things. Long ago God prepared them for us to do.
You who are not Jews by birth, here is what I want you to remember. You are called "uncircumcised" by those who call themselves "circumcised." But they have only been circumcised in their bodies by human hands.
Before you believed in Christ, you were separated from him. You were not considered to be citizens of Israel. You were not included in what the covenants promised. You were without hope and without God in the world.