“The Glorious Grace of God!”
For the grace of God has appeared with salvation for all people, instructing us to deny godlessness and worldly lusts and to live in a sensible, righteous, and godly way in the present age, while we wait for the blessed hope and appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ.--------Titus 2:11-13
Most believers feel the anticipation of the “last days.” In this portion of the Apostle Paul’s letter to Titus. He instructs him how the believers are supposed to conduct themselves during these “last days.”
He begins with the fact that through the act of God’s glorious GRACE, we have SALVATION for ALL people. And for those who have accepted God’s gift of SALVATION, Paul tells them how they should conduct themselves during these “last days.” He says we, the believers should “deny godlessness and worldly lusts and to live in a sensible, righteous, and godly way…”
In other words, we are to keep in our minds and hearts that Jesus IS coming SOON!! And that He could appear at ANY time. The question is HOW, WHERE and WHAT do you want Him to find YOU? Do you want Him to find you participating in the ways of this godless, sinful world? Being in a place where you, as a believer, don’t belong, and doing what you should NOT be doing and saying things that you should NOT be saying?
We, as believers, should be living a sensible, righteous, and godly life, because we KNOW that He is coming back and it will be SOON. Therefore we need to make ourselves ready by ‘CLEANING-UP’ our hearts and souls, getting READY for the arrival of our Blessed Hope, our GREAT GOD and SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST. There’s only ONE way to do this, it is by ceasing your UNGODLY, SINFUL, WORDLY, actions and CONFESSING your sins to Him, asking Him for His forgiveness and striving to live a RIGHTEOUS, HOLY, SENSIBLE life. You became a ‘NEW Creation’ when you first came to Christ, and you SHOULD SHUN your old ways and EMBRACE the new ways, which the Holy Spirit of the Living God, CAN and WILL help you do.
Believers, GET READY, make SURE your ‘house is in order,’ because HE IS COMING SOON!!
If you have NOT, at any time, given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you are not READY and will be LEFT BEHIND. You have the opportunity to GET READY, NOW, by: CONFESSING your sins to God and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then accept His gift of SALVATION, and BE READY to put OFF the old sinful ways, and put ON the new righteous, sensible ways. Do it NOW, while you STILL can. He’s waiting!!!