2 Timothy 1:9
Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,
Paul explains to Timothy God’s wonderful dealings in grace. God saved us, this means He delivered us from the penalty of sin, constantly delivers us from the power of sin, and, in the future, will deliver us from the presence of sin. God called us, He has a specific purpose for each and every one of us and our responsibility is to follow and fulfill it in our life.