It has been “one of those weeks”…you know the kind with ups and downs. Although I was in hurry/scurry mode this morning trying to pack my car for the weekend’s trip, I couldn’t leave home without a conversation with my Saviour and a few words from Him to my heart from the Word. What a difference in my outlook and attitude.
I am always amazed at just how the Word of God speaks to right where you are at any given moment. This morning as I was reading the book of Titus I was just renewed, encouraged and given words of hope! So I just had to share them with you.
Beginning in Titus Chapter 2 verse 11: 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; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
Then as I read on to chapter 3: 2 To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men. For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.