Titus 2:11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, 12 instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously, and godly in the present age. (NASB)
Because God has given us grace – something we could never earn on our own – God asks us to learn three things from that grace. He wants us to learn to live sensibly, righteously, and godly. But how do we do that? How do we learn grace? We need to listen when God talks to us through His Word. When we sin, we feel guilty, and because of that, we immediately seek God’s forgiveness. But when we start taking for granted God’s grace and don’t repent immediately after sin, we are starting to drift apart and move away from God. However, if we listen to His Word, we will start feeling the love of God and be grateful for the immense patience that He has for us. That love is so great and a sacrifice so compelling that we should start drawing back to God. His grace should make us want to be better, His grace should compel us to dedicate our lives to be like the One who saves us. His grace provokes us to do good and to be patient like our Lord, who forgives us again and again when we turn back to Him. Are you willing to listen to God? Or are you going to do what your flesh wants?