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, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good. These, then, are the things you should teach. Encourage and rebuke with all authority. Do not let anyone despise you. Titus 2:11-15
Because grace appeared, salvation is on the table to all people.
Have you ever had an offer extended to you? Perhaps it was relating to something you owned. Houses and cars are made available for one price to all people, but only the one who accepts the agreement is the one who becomes an owner. Salvation works similarly. The offer is on the table for everyone! And better than a finite resource, there is no exhausting how many can agree to its terms. Titus was a man sent by Paul to declare to this Gentile audience the thrust of this good news.
And this Gospel corrects, purifies, and gives hope. Self-controlled and upright lives make no sense without the gospel of Jesus Christ. Waiting for the return of a Savior is incomprehensible if that Savior did not rise from the dead. The common denominator is always the offer of the Gospel. When the terms are laid out, and a man accepts the offer of God, eagerness to do good is the result. Focus on the Gospel first and let Christian living be a resulting fruit.
DO THIS TODAY: Start reminding yourself of God’s grace.