Titus 2: 11-13
The grace of God has appeared in the person of Jesus Christ. He saved us from the wrath of God. His Spirit trains us to turn away from sin. He calls us to be self-controlled, godly. Then He says we are to ‘wait’ for our blessed hope. What is that blessed hope? The return of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
I am waiting right now, for my car to be fixed. It is in the repair shop. I am confident that it will be fixed, and when it is, my waiting will be over for it. I trust i will regain possession of it, and it will function properly. Then it will be restored to it’s proper owner. Let me tell you this morning, child of God, that just as sure as I am about getting my car back, I am even more certain that one day (soon), I will be restored to my proper owner – the One who purchased me on that cross…. See, He is still in the process of “fixing” me. The more that I stay in His “shop”, the more He fixes me. I go to His “shop, when I pray, when I read His Word to me, and when I am obedient to gather with His saints. And when the time is right, my waiting will be over! I hope you are ready for His return.
Father, thank you again for working on me. You are worthy. Help me and my friends today, to seek you. Thank you for our blessed hope, our Lord, our Savior, Jesus Christ, who took our sin away.
Verse 11 “For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, 12. training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, 13. waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,”