The Grace of God Is So Good
I was in a Bible class and someone mention how they were in love the themselves. It is good to be in love with the new creation in Christ Jesus but to be in love with the “old man” and his activities is over the top for me as a Christian. It has been on my mind for awhile and today it was time to write this post.
In Titus 3:3 we read:
Titus 3:3 (NCV)
3 In the past we also were foolish. We did not obey, we were wrong, and we were slaves to many things our bodies wanted and enjoyed. We spent our lives doing evil and being jealous. People hated us, and we hated each other.
This verse really sums up the activities of “fallen humanity”. This is really how the “bad old days were” that the adversary flip to make us “grieve” as a Christian. We see “sad faces in holy spaces” many times when the saints of God assemble.(Heb. 10:25). Worship and Bible studies attendance and we seem to have forgotten the grace of God that has made us a “new creature” in Christ.
Let us remember the reality of who we were without Christ, without being born again. The grace of God has appeared(the Lord Jesus Christ) and teaches us in Titus 2:11-15:
The Grace Of God Teaches Us
Titus 2:11-15 (NCV)
11 That is the way we should live, because God’s grace that can save everyone has come.
12 It teaches us not to live against God nor to do the evil things the world wants to do. Instead, that grace teaches us to live now in a wise and right way and in a way that shows we serve God.
13 We should live like that while we wait for our great hope and the coming of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ.
14 He gave himself for us so he might pay the price to free us from all evil and to make us pure people who belong only to him—people who are always wanting to do good deeds.
15 Say these things and encourage the people and tell them what is wrong in their lives, with all authority. Do not let anyone treat you as if you were unimportant.
Let us “rejoice always (Phil. 4:4) for it is of the grace of God I am what I am 1 Cor. 15:10 and give thanks to God in everything and the “freedom to love others as He has loved us as well. Do you really miss those “bad old days”?