There are many things we look forward to that will forever change the lives of all who have salvation through Jesus Christ and by God’s grace. Paul refers to this as “waiting for our blessed hope and appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ” (Titus 2:13). But this “waiting and hope” will not have much meaning unless there are certain essential qualities in our waiting that make the hope worth waiting for. Notice the verses that come right before verse 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,” (Titus 2:11–12). You can be absolutely certain that godless living, worldly passions, uncontrolled and unrighteous living will quickly take away any hope in Christ. But because of this hope, God’s grace is teaching us how to wait patiently in this present evil world He has saved us from (Galatians 1:4).
Are you receiving God’s grace for living today? God’s grace will teach you to make right choices in every area of your life, starting with yourself, because everything you do matters to God. The more we allow Him by the Holy Spirit to mold and shape our desires, the more “our blessed hope” becomes real. He will give you a greater appetite for His presence and what is eternal. Waiting will be glorious! If you are wanting to grow spiritually, go to our “Training Resource” page and download our material that will help make your life Christ-centered and on a biblical foundation.
WARNING: “The natural person [the person without salvation in Christ] does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.” (1 Corinthians 2:14). If you are not certain of a relationship with Jesus Christ, please go to our contact page and send us an email. We will be glad to help.
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