When Scripture defines the meaning of a word, God does this so we can understand what He means.
God’s attitude by which He provides a benefit without consideration of merit.
Grace does not look at whether or not a person deserves the benefit being provided; therefore, grace cannot be earned.
God the Son increased in the grace of both God the Father and men, Luke 2:52. For we do not have a High Priest who is not able to sympathize with our weaknesses, but having been tempted according to all according to a similar [way], apart from sin, Hebrews 4:15.
Now faith is the substance of that which is hoped for, the evidence of accomplished deeds not seen, Hebrews 11:1
Always based upon a promise. For in the hope1 we are saved. Moreover, hope being seen is not hope. For who hopes for that which he looks at? But if, assuming it is true, that which we do not see we hope for, through patience we eagerly await placement of sons, Romans 8:24, 25
1 The previously mentioned hope in verse 20
The fruit of our lips confession His character.
Therefore, through Him we should bring a sacrifice of praise through all to God, that is, fruit of our lips confessing His name, Hebrews 13:15