Sam Storms, in his book The Grandeur of God, has written, “Grace ceases to be grace if God is compelled to bestow it in the presence of human merit. . .Grace ceases to be grace if God is compelled to withdraw it in the presence of human demerit. . .Grace is treating a person without the slightest reference to desert whatsoever but solely according to the infinite goodness and sovereign purpose of God.”
This grace is free, if it were not free it would not be grace. This grace is sovereign, if God were obligated to save people it would cease to be grace. Grace cannot incur a debt, since grace is a gift no work is to be preformed, no offering made with a view to repaying God.