There is no room for our own effort in salvation. There is only room for the grace and work of God. Paul hammers this home in Philippians 3:1-9 as he beats back against those who would try to make human effort a part of our salvation. We must remember that in light of what Christ has done, we have nothing to offer on our own behalf. And since Jesus has provided all we need, he himself is all we need. We don't need to add religious performance or human effort. Rather, we need to embrace the grace of God through Christ above all else.