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Titus: Grace Dawning From on High

Scripture: Titus 2:11-3:7 (NRSV)

We now find ourselves in the book of Titus on our Wayfare through the Word. The word goodness used to describe God our Savior in the Greek language is philanthropia, a beautiful word for kindness towards those in distress. It’s where we get the English word philanthropy. God is not a stingy God. God is generous and lavish in his philanthropic love for us. He holds nothing back. This is grace. Grace is unearned and undeserved favor. Grace isn’t a reward. Grace isn’t something owed to us for hard work. Grace isn’t a pat on the back or a gold star for a job well done. We aren’t entitled to grace. Grace is a gift from beginning to end, and everything in between. All of us need grace—all of us.

 

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