Why did He save me?

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, 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. He generously poured out the Spirit upon us through Jesus Christ our Savior. 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.

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