Titus 2:11-14 – 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, 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.
A response of love for the grace of God clearly shows that a gospel centered life is one that is self-controlled, upright, godly and zealous for good works. These changed behaviors are brought about by a love and desire for Christ from within. Godliness should not be something to be modeled on occasion but rather a hallmark of Christian living.
I must remember the love and grace God has for me each and every day! My life needs to be lived as a response to honor Jesus. This change can only occur from a desire for Jesus within my heart. As I follow Jesus and allow more of Him and less of me, the Spirit will guide godly behavior and works.
Thank you for your love, grace and salvation. Let me never get over your gospel and live my life as one of godliness to honor and serve you rather than the things of this world.