What Grace Teaches
- Titus 2:11 “For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
- 12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
- 13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;”
In the Grace Notes series, we learned in the article, “The Person of Grace” that Grace is not merely a something, but rather, a Someone. That Someone is the Holy Spirit referred to in Scripture as “the Spirit of Grace” (Zech. 12:10; Heb. 10:29). With that truth in mind, it is easier for us to understand how Grace, in our text, brings salvation and teaches sanctification. The Spirit of Grace is “teaching us” three truths important to the Gospel of Grace: #1 “denying ungodliness and worldly lusts”, #2 “we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world”, and #3 “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ.” Living a holy life isn’t just Old Testament doctrine as many today teach. Separating from the world’s filthiness isn’t legalism (works salvation/sanctification) like so many incorrectly teach. Grace Himself teaches us to get rid of and stay far from sin, live holy, and watch for Christ’s return. It seems most of Christianity today has been skipping Grace’s teachings and need to get back into the classroom with the Spirit of Grace!