Commitment to Jesus Christ

June 27th, 2020

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Titus 2:6-15

I am not sure that we often understand saying “no” to temptations as grace. At least, I don’t think that I do. Saying “no” to things that are tempting, but not good for me is hard, sometimes painful.

Paul tells his young charge, Titus, that the grace of God, which is a saving grace, teaches us to say “no.” There is an implied process of learning and development here. As we practice listening to God’s voice, as we practice being connected to God, and as we practice choosing the things of God over the things of the world, we learn.

Paul is not talking about a works-based path to perfection, rather, he is talking about the grace of God that leads us and teaches us to hunger more and more for Christ. The invitation from God has always been to know Him. To know God is an invitation into a type of living and growing that reflects the good character of Christ.

How can you lean into the grace of God that teaches us to hunger for Christ today?

Author: Teanna Sunberg

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