“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9). A work is any product whatever, any thing accomplished by hand, art, industry, or mind. We are never admonished in Scripture to believe with our mind, but with our heart. Believing in Jesus with your heart is NOT a work. It is obedience. When we believe, God, by His grace, saves us. But not before we believe.