Titus 2:11-15 (NKJV) 11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, 12 teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, 13 looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, 14 who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works. 15 Speak these things, exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no one despise you.

The doctrine of the grace of God is our solid foundation. It is by grace we are saved through the shed blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. That is how God demonstrated His power of salvation. God reconciled a world of lost sinners with the substitutional sacrifice of His Son. And having been saved by the blood of Christ, we ought to live lives that adorn the grace of God. God’s grace is offered to all men. There is no excuse for anyone to perish. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16 NKJV). That is the gospel of Christ. It is the good news. Jesus died for us, and He rose again. It was love that kept Jesus on the Cross, but it is by God’s grace that we are saved. For you see, my friend, the penalty for sin had to be paid, because God is Holy and Just. That is why God had His plan of Salvation before Creation. Sin did not catch God by surprise. God knew all the long what had to be done. Jesus knew all the long that He would pay the penalty for our sins. Yes, Jesus paid it all. And all to Him we owe. All you have to do to be saved is simply believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God” (Ephesians 2:8 NKJV). God simply asks us to believe in His Son, Jesus Christ. Simply trust in Jesus for your salvation. That is God’s plan of salvation. And God’s way is the best way, and it is the only way. For Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6 NKJV). God is not trying to reform the world. God is redeeming all who accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Salvation is not about men reaching up to God. Salvation is about God reaching down to men. God does not want to reform you through good works. Rather, God wants to redeem you through His Son Jesus Christ. And having been redeemed by God’s grace, God then calls us who are His own to live for Him. So that we will be ready for the return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Jesus is our blessed Hope. Jesus is coming to take all who are His out of this world. For Jesus Christ, God the Son, gave Himself for us that He might redeem us form all iniquity, “and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.” That we may teach, preach, and share the good news with authority.

God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.