Titus 2:11-13 NIV 2011
For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. 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 appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Paul’s letter to Titus was filled with instructions for him to use as he cared for God’s faithful on Crete. His letter was a reminder to model God’s grace as he began to shepherd the church. Godly living was key. Titus 2:1, “You, however, must teach what is appropriate to sound doctrine.” Titus needed to lead by example using instruction, encouragement, correction and discipline. Holding to this way of living, they were ready for that day when Christ returned. Right conduct is founded on right doctrine: God’s great grace.
The snow is now a mixture of dirty places and the stark white from the other day. That’s a picture of me, sin that’s mixed with the good things I’ve done. That makes me thankful I am covered in the blood of Jesus Christ, my Savior. My BSF online TL would said, “Right thinking leads to right living.” In other words, I need to get rid of the sin in my life and get my life back on track. I’m called to reflect the right doctrine of God’s great grace.
How will we reflect the Lord daily?
Thankful for God’s Grace,