One word comes to mind when I read this passage: helpless. When it comes to garnering favor from the Creator, there is not a damn thing I can do to increase my odds. The fact is that God's grace is already being poured out on me (and in my opinion, all of us) to its maximum capacity: infinitely. Unlike what many of us have experienced with other members of the human race, there's nothing we can do to make God love us any more—or less. As far as God's goodness, kindness, love, etc. are concerned, we don't have access to the control panel.