Salvation by the Grace of God – Titus 2:11-14
- 11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
- 12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
- 13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
- 14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
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Grace is Given by God
In Titus 2:11-14 we read that grace is something God gives us freely. We don’t deserve it, we can’t earn it, it’s not something that we will receive if we pray for it. God gives his grace unexpectedly. It’s divine assistance given by God.
Salvation is one of those wonderful graces that God extends to all people. Every person living will be offered the gift of salvation to accept or deny.
Once accepted, grace will change us! After that, every time we do say or do something that would not be pleasing to God, we will feel the conviction from the Holy Spirit. It is not that we will be made to act accordingly, nor will we be pressured into giving up our worldly lusts. However, having Jesus in our lives, we will want to change. On the other hand, if we don’t give up worldly lusts, live soberly, righteously and godly, then we didn’t really give ourselves to Him.
A Transformation Takes Place
Some people are instantly altered and with others it’s a slower process. More importantly, regardless of the time frame, every person who truly accepts the gift of salvation will be transformed for the better.
When we become God’s children, the sacrifice Jesus made for us on the cross will become real to us. That is to say, we will begin to understand with our minds and hearts, that Jesus took all of our sins to the grave with Him.
Jesus’ sacrifice for our salvation was horrific, but he willingly accepted it on our behalf. As a result, our part is easy and free. In short, it’s simple; believe with faith that God is our Father who sent his Son for our salvation. Furthermore, that the Holy Spirit now lives in believers, as our helper. To summarize, as we grow in our faith, we will extend ourselves to spread the Word of God and to help others in good deeds.
We Become a Child of God
Christians are fortunate to be children of God. Why? Because, Jesus places his stamp “paid in full” on the people who accept Jesus by faith. As a result, our sins are totally cleansed by the work Jesus did on the cross. In addition, the Holy Spirit lives in the people who are born again, convicting us every time we start to wander off the narrow path that leads to God.
Jesus will be coming one day soon to gather up his followers. It will be a time when all believers in Jesus will see that glorious appearing and go to be with Him.
My Prayer for Titus 2:11-14
Glory to you Father,
Lord you are the shepherd and the deliverer of all those who believe in you. You are the Holy One. I praise and worship you Lord.
Thank you for bringing salvation to me and offering salvation to every person on earth.
Originally I thought that I came to you and asked you to accept me into Heaven but now, as a Christian, I know I did not seek you but you called out to me and I had the option to either accept or refuse.
Jesus gave up His life for our salvation and our redemption. He himself became our sacrificial Lamb, so that we could be redeemed from our sins and those who are your children are purified.
Thank you Father
I am now counted as your child, with my name written in the Book of Life. I pray that others will also accept the gift of life, that Jesus made possible.
As a Christian it is both my privilege and my duty to stay away from ungodly things and worldly lusts. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always work out that way. As a human being, I fail many times, in many ways.
However, with your grace and forgiveness, I do step right back up. You encourage me to live my life in a righteous and godly manner, the way you intended.
Living with Zeal
May I always live with the zeal for you Father. May others see the wonderful love I have for you. More importantly possibly encouraging them that they too will want you in their lives.
Thank you Father, that I now have the Holy Spirit living inside me, to be my helper, to gently guide me and advise me. To be my inner voice, reminding me of right and wrong, and always encouraging me to take the best way.
I look forward to the glorious appearance of Jesus. I will praise your name, now and forever.
In the mighty name of The Lord Jesus Christ I pray. Amen