Tuesday, 29 September 2009

saying no to ungodliness

How do we do that? How do we say no to the rage boiling inside our veins, to the thoughts about to spew forth from our lips in slander, to the envy searing our eyeballs, to the romantic daydream about that other man?

How do we say no? Is it fear of divine retribution? Is it fear of shame before friends and family? Do we try hard to follow the law?

How do we actually say NO and instead, do what is right?

Titus 2:11-12 says,
For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches us to say "No" to ungodliness, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age...
It's the GRACE OF GOD. The grace of God teaches us to say no to ungodliness. It's the grace of God that has appeared to all men. It's the grace of God that brings salvation. It's the grace of God as shown in work of Christ on the cross that brings salvation. That's what teaches us to say no to ungodliness.

But, I still have one more question. How does that work?

How does the grace of God teach us to say no? How does the cross teach us?

What do you think?

1 comment:

Bron said...

How do you define the grace of God?