The Key To Victorious Living - Titus 2:11

The Key To Victorious Life

“For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ"; Titus 2:11-13 (KJV)

God's grace is the same toward everyone. Titus 2:11 says, "For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men." Therefore, all people have had salvation provided for them (1John 2:2) and extended toward them by God's grace, but not all people are saved. Some people emphasize God's grace to an extreme, which renders our faith useless.

They say everything is up to God's grace and is controlled sovereignly by Him alone. That's wrong. It's just as wrong to emphasize faith apart from God's grace. That's legalism. Just as sodium and chloride are poisonous by themselves, so grace and faith used independently of each other are deadly. But when you mix sodium and chloride together in the proper way, you get salt, which you must have to live. Likewise, putting faith in what God has already provided by grace is the key to victorious Christian living.

In Titus 2:12, 13; Paul brings out two aspects of Christian living that must be stressed today. "We should live in this evil world... while we look forward with hope." Both aspects of living and looking forward are essential to our Christian sanity in this present evil age. As we live and look forward, we anticipate three great benefits of Christ’s return:

  1. Christ’s personal presence,
  2. Redemption from our sinful nature,
  3. Restoration of creation.
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