Have you received the Grace of God?
For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and Godly, in this present world;
Titus 2:11-12 King James Version
THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY’S VERSE…
In a world that has no absolutes, in a world that is lacking moral and even worse, ethical standards, a world that sees men with men and women with women as an okay lifestyle when it is an abomination to God, salvation by the costly grace of God beckons us to change our lifestyle in response to God’s grace. Notice that it is the Grace of God that teaches us and empowers us to turn from the un-Godly and worldly ways and live Godly lives instead. The world teaches you the exact opposite because the World and God are diametrically opposed. You can listen to the world or you can listen to God, the choice is yours. But, if you have made God your Lord, there is only one choice. Anyone who receives the Grace of God and refuses to pursue righteousness demonstrates his/her ignorance to the Word of God or just the plain hardness of their heart. God will not force you to change, He gave us the ability to choose. In this day and hour, to be saved means to first make Jesus the Lord of your life and then to pursue righteousness, then He becomes your Savior. Not because we need to earn our salvation, we can not earn that, but so that God’s saving Grace will not be fruitless in us. What better gift could God give us than His gift of Love through His Grace. Salvation is more than a place in Heaven someday. It’s having Heaven on Earth right now! I didn’t say that, the Word of God did.
Holy Father, I confess that I live in a confusing time. Satan is always trying to distort the distinction between right and wrong, good and evil, moral and immoral. But, because You have been so gracious with me, may my life today reflect the righteousness You gave me through Jesus. May the words of my mouth and the thoughts of my heart, be pleasing in Your sight. You are my Rock and my Redeemer. Through Jesus, who paid the full price of my debt of sin for me, I pray.