Titus 3:1-5 (part 2)

The second thought about this passage is the fact that though we are called upon to act differently, we are responding to the mercy of God—we do not earn anything. If you think that you are earning God's favor by your actions, you are missing the point. If God saved you, it is because in His infinite wisdom He decided that is what He wanted to do. In awe and wonder we live out our thankfulness for His mercy.

Shai Line, a Christian artist, writes,

"Rather than debating the Master's gift

We should be happily praising His magnanimous saving of savages

It's time we see God's sovereignty and His primacy

His holy dynasty running things by divine decree

Why does He choose some and not others to see Jesus?

Our God is in the heavens- He does whatever He pleases!"

"Titus 3:1-5  Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work,  to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people. For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another. But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared,  5 he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit.