Titus 2:11-14 – For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.
In this rich area of scripture Paul has been urging consistent behavior on all members of the family of God. Here he shows that one of the greatest purposes of your salvation is to produce a life of unadulterated holiness. He gave Himself not only to save you from the guilt and penalty of sin but to redeem you from every lawless deed. He gave Himself for all people that all might be zealous for good works. You should have enthusiasm to perform acts of kindness in His name and for His glory. When you think of the empty zeal of men for sports, politics, and business, you should be provoked to jealousy and inspired to good deeds for His eternal heavenly kingdom.
This past Sunday we learned that “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God… that the man of God would be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17. God has given His holy word to you so you would be ready to do good things for others in His name. Your challenge today is to be zealous (excited) about doing something good for someone else. Think of how God’s word has encouraged you and then encourage a family member of co-worker with a note. Be reminded of how the scriptures have brought you hope for the Lord’s return and then send an email to someone who needs hope today. Brighten someones day and see how blessed it will make you feel.