What Does the Grace of God Teach Us?

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What Does the Grace of God Teach Us?

Titus 2:11-14 "The grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. 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 glorious appearing 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."

While cynics may claim that the grace of God implies a license to sin, in fact the grace of God teaches just the contrary. For the hope it invokes in view of the promise of eternal life motivates one to godly living. The promised inheritance is not just a promise of forgiveness, but also a promise for freedom for sinfulness itself. There will not be sin nor the temptation to sin. "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time." 1Peter 1:3-5 Likewise the grace of God frees us from putting our hope in the material or temporal. There will be no need for money, food, transportation or the like. There will be no insecurity or other things which in the present age the world makes into idols or as motivations to sin.

Paul also writes, "What then? Shall we sin, because we are not under law, but under grace? May it never be! Don't you know that to whom you present yourselves as servants to obedience, his servants you are whom you obey; whether of sin to death, or of obedience to righteousness?" Rom 6:15,16

So why be slaves to sin? What has sin ever done for you but brought corruption. The grace of God ensures a fate free from sin. So let's prepare for that destiny by living appropriately as children of God.

What has the grace of God taught you?
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