Titus 3:5 – Verse of the Day 8/11/14
The logic of the Bible is upside down in many ways. Jesus is our messiah because he died on the cross. The last are first. The first are last. We find satisfaction and meaning in life by dying to ourselves and living for Christ. Here in this verse, we are reminded that there is nothing that we can do to save ourselves from sin. Only God can save us.
As we dig a little deeper into this verse, we can see that it comes in the midst of instructions about how we should live as Christians. While we are called to do good works, we should not be confused and think that we can take credit for them! We are only able to do good works because we have been washed an renewed by the Holy Spirit.
We have been saved solely by God’s grace, and God calls us to live according to our salvation. Spend some time thanking God for the gift of His grace in saving us eternally from our sin, and pray that your heart would indeed be changed by this reality and that you would long to serve and live for Him.