[11] For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, [12] training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, [13] waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, [14] who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.


Through God’s grace we receive salvation. We cannot earn it.  We cannot “go get it”.  God chose to give it to us.

Salvation for all people – Salvation is available for all.  It doesn’t matter your circumstance in this world.  Salvation is not just for those who think they are cleaned up or good enough for God.

Training us.. It doesn’t happen over night.  It takes training, it takes effort on our part.  He gives us salvation by grace through faith alone, but with that we have an obligation.  An obligation to work toward something.  An obligation to let Him be our trainer, and for us to exercise in training.   Train for what, and to exercise for what?  To be more like Him.  He will help us, train us, in the process of sanctification.


God already chose us and we accepted His grace.  We are justified by Christ’s work on the cross.  Now must come our action.

We have a role to play in sanctification, in being more like Him.  We have an obligation to live godly lives in spite of what goes on around us in this world, in the age in which we live.

As true believers we have the Holy Spirit living within us.  We will hear the Lord speaking to us through various means and guiding us.  Guiding us away from where our sinful nature leads.  Separating us from those desires and leading us to holiness with Him


Lord, thank You for my salvation.  Guide me now in being more like You.  Help me ignore the distractions of this world; to ignore anything of this world pulling me away from You.  In Jesus mighty name I pray, Amen.