“For if while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son, how much more, being reconciled, shall we be saved by His life. Furthermore, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation” (Romans 5:10-11, MEV).
We are reconciled by Christ humbled, we are saved by Christ exalted. The dying Jesus laid the foundation, in satisfying for sin, and slaying the enmity, and so making us salvable; thus is the partition–wall broken down, atonement made, and the attainder reversed; but it is the living Jesus that perfects the work.
“Lord, let me never take my salvation for granted nor the sacrifice you made for me to gain that salvation. Let me always thank you for your loving kindness and tender mercies. Without them, I would totally be lost. Thank you for saving me from eternal death.”