not by works, so that no one can boast.
Aren't you glad that this is true?
Think about that today. Your salvation is not by works. And that is good, because you never could have done enough to earn it. You always would have come up short. But nobody else has done enough to earn it either. We are all most definitely in the same boat.
If you are saved, it is not by works; it is by God's grace.