In Jesus discourse in John 6, there are some Jews who were seeking to labor for God, but they were wanting to labor for more good food. Instead, Jesus tells them the ultimate work they could perform unto God was to believe in his name. Jesus settled once and for all the debate over is belief a work. Jesus declared that belief is a work and thus cannot be an ingredient of our salvation, since salvation is totally by grace and not of any works on our part.
The Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from 9-16-2018