11For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, 12training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, 13 waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, 14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works. – Titus 2:11-14
I thought I would continue with the training theme from yesterday for another day. Paul tells Titus, and the rest of us too, that salvation marks a transition from a focus on worldly passions to the things of God in the here and now (this present world). God’s redemption isn’t just for the by and by beyond the sky. We are invited to enjoy a preview of the glory yet to come as we follow God’s instructions for our life found in His Word. Get to know the things of God and the things that He says are pleasing to Him. You will find that abundant life is found in following His Word.