Today’s readings: Jeremiah 51:54-52:34, Titus 3:1-15, Psalm 100:1-5, Proverbs 26:18-19
In today’s New Testament passage, Paul continues to instruct Titus on some very basic questions of the Christian faith. In Titus, 3:4-7, Paul provides an answer to the question, “Why did He save us?”
When God our Savior revealed his kindness and love, 5 he saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sins, giving us a new birth and new life through the Holy Spirit. 6 He generously poured out the Spirit upon us through Jesus Christ our Savior. 7 Because of his grace he made us right in his sight and gave us confidence that we will inherit eternal life.
Tommy Walker provides a series of answers to this question in his song, He saved us to show His glory.
I loved reading this passage in Titus. So often I find myself emotionally spent and easily tempted to become discouraged or fall into self-pity. These verses in Titus and the song both remind me of what God is like. For some reason, I am reminded of a radio preacher named Noah Hutchings, who always opened his radio show with the statement, “God is still on the throne and prayer changes things.” I must have heard that twenty years ago, but the words still ring in my ears. And I still believe that statement is true.