Living Hope | Titus 2:11-13 | Devotional
Titus 2:11-13 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches us to say "No" to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope—the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ….
Grace is the entire package. Not only are believers saved by grace; it teaches us. Understanding that God has freely given us what we don’t deserve and could never earn, should encourage the believer to say “No” to the wrong things and “Yes” to the right things. In the words of the song: T’was grace that taught my heart to fear. And grace my fears relieved….
Grace is the entire package. Not only are believers saved by grace; it keeps us. Grace produces the fruit of self-control. It guides us to do the right thing instead of following our “worldly passions.” It gives us the wherewithal to live godly lives even in “this present age.” In the words of the song: Through many dangers, toils and snares we have already come. T’was grace that brought us safe thus far….
Grace is the entire package. Not only are believers saved by grace; it delivers us. By grace we “wait for the blessed hope” that transfers us from this world to eternity. In the words of the song, “…and grace will lead us home.”
Father, thank you for the entire package of grace! In Jesus’ name. Amen.