the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men
Text: Titus 2:11-3:7
Can you believe it’s Day 28 already of Advent? I love the scripture we land on today. It is full of promise and encouragement.
But—“When God our Savior revealed his kindness and love, he saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sins, giving us a new birth and new life through the Holy Spirit.” [Titus 3:4-5, NLT]
Can we look at that again? Because I need the reminder daily that it’s “Not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of His mercy.”
We are to encourage one another. [v. 15]
We are to turn from sinful pleasures. [v. 12]
But it is not what we do, it’s His grace. It’s His gift to us. [v. 11, 14]
And because of this gift, our lives on this earth are changed–we are changed. We are promised eternal life with Him, and we are charged with sharing this promise.
Who can you be sharing the gospel with in this next season? This new year? Who can you be praying for?