The Grace That Saves Us Teaches Us – Titus 2:12-13

“For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ.” Our blessed hope is Christ’s second coming. So the grace of God by which we are saved also teaches us to live godly lives while we wait upon the second coming of Christ–saving grace becomes teaching grace. The grace of God that saves us also instructs us to live in a new way that prepares us for eternity. This change in lifestyle is rooted in our eager expectaton of the return of Christ. We should discard our sinful ways and live in a godly way in the present anticipating our eternal life with God in the future.