Using the phrase, “justification by faith” can be misleading. It tends to suggest that it’s our faith that saves us. It gives the impression that our faith is more important than it really is. It could lead us to think more highly of ourselves than we should. We should really speak about “justification by grace through faith.” When we make “grace” the first focus of our attention, we are reminded that we do not save ourselves. We are saved by the Lord. Salvation is His doing.