Day 175/260: Read Titus 2
Aren’t you thankful for the grace of God and the redemption it brings? What have you learned from God’s grace?
Paul reminds us that God’s grace serves as a teacher. He writes that “the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age.” Have we learned that lesson?
When you are tempted by ungodly activities and worldly desires, do you resist the temptation? That’s what grace teaches us to do. There were some in Rome who thought sinning more would bring about more grace. Paul poses the question, “What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound?” (Romans 6:1). Makes sense, right? Paul says no! “Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it?” (Romans 6:2).
If we have put on Christ in baptism, we have turned our lives over to Him. We are no longer living for ourselves, but for Him. Paul says that “we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age.” Why?
Because we are “looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ.” Christians have a hope that no one in this world can understand, because they don’t think about the things beyond this world. We need to be showing the grace of God to those around us so they, too, can be counted among the redeemed in Christ.
Memory (Recite to a friend without looking)
2 Timothy 2:15. Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Pray for opportunities to do good works for those who are outside the body, and to teach others about Jesus.