God initiated the process to ransom us from sin, because he was generous and merciful. Jesus’ death provided everything we needed as we took hold of this provision by faith. We did not earn it by our acts of kindness, charity or religiosity. God created man as his master work. God intended man to live a life of kindness and generosity. He intended man to live this way naturally, as an expression of his created nature. And now he intends mankind to live this way as a result of his faith, his relationship to God and people, and his newly created nature.