Read Titus 2:11-15
- In the opening words of Titus, Paul makes it clear that salvation only becomes effective through “faith of those chosen by God.” Therefore in verse 11, Paul is not saying that everyone will be saved, but that God has come to bring salvation to humanity in general. Reflect on how that truth has been applied to you personally.
- In verse 12, Paul says that the truth of our salvation through Christ should help guide us to “deny ungodliness and worldly desires.” How can you practically today deny ungodliness and worldly desires?
- What does it mean to “live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age?” What does that look like practically in order to glorify God?
- Verse 13 references the second coming of Christ, including the resurrection. When this happens we will be totally free from sin in our lives and Paul says we should look forward to this. How does this focus in your life strengthen your assurance?
- Verse 14 is a concrete statement of truth of the finished work of Jesus Christ. What does this say about our sin and His possession of us?