Grace as stated in last week’s blog is Gods unmerited favor. In other words, we did not earn salvation, but God gave it to us as we receive it by faith. This week I want us to look at Titus and how Grace teaches us.
We’ve all heard messages either refuting sloppy grace or embracing an anything goes grace. Both are religous!
The thought that grace is a license to sin is a false teaching because grace as we see it in Titus teaches us to live holy.
I like what one commentary says, “The prerequisite to godly living is the grace of God. It teaches Christians discipleship and affords them the blessed hope of the coming of the Lord.”
We have been made holy to live holy lives. God’s grace teaches us to do good works not to earn salvation, but because we are free from sinful behavior and free to do good things for God.
This is the privilege and inheritance of God’s people, not a harsh law to be followed and fulfilled. Holy living is a response of God’s chosen and special people to the redeeming love and immeasurable grace of Jesus Christ.
The bottom line is by His Grace we can live Holy Lives not trying to earn our salvation but receiving it!
Next week we will talk about the empowering grace of God.