Titus 2:11-12 New Living Translation
“For the grace of God has been revealed, bringing salvation to all people. And we are instructed to turn from godless living and sinful pleasures. We should live in this evil world with wisdom, righteousness, and devotion to God, …”.
There is no escaping the fact that we, as believers, must live in this evil world. How must we live? We must live by the grace of God thru the Spirit of God with wisdom, righteousness and devotion to God. The Christian faith gives its followers something the world cannot offer … a lasting and eternal hope. The Christian has a future that is filled with hope as a result of their faith and trust in Almighty God. He will never fail us and wishes us to succeed in all our endeavors as we seek to bring glory to him.
Our hope is based on three things that shall materialize once Christ returns: 1) being in Christ’s presence; 2) realizing the full redemption of all our sins; 3) seeing the restoration of the creation and the rule of God’s grace. It may seem like a fairy tale to some, but to believers in Jesus Christ it is very real. Everyone believes in someone or something, Christians have chosen to place their unwavering faith in a God we cannot see with our own eyes. It requires spiritual sight to see the Lord.
The only way we can survive in this wretched world is to lean on the wisdom and discernment of God’s Holy Spirit. We cannot do it alone. The Lord will see to it that we overcome all obstacles that stand in our path. We can be overcomers in all facets of life if we dedicate our life and alter our lifestyle to glorify our Heavenly Father. Avoid godless living and the sinful pleasures of this world. They are dead end roads that lead nowhere. Until next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!
Resource: The Life Application Study Bible.