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Living in Response to God’s Grace

October 2, 2020

This was part of the Bible Study lesson from this morning. These verses really spoke to me so I thought I would share them for my Faith Filled Friday blog. During these uncertain times it is comforting to know that God is still in control and we have have a home in heaven.

The word peculiar is used a few times in the Bible and always causes me to chuckle. I define it as odd, but that’s not the way God uses it. ~Connie Terpack

Titus 2:11-14

11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men.

12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ;

14 Who gave himself for us that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

The notes that help clarify these verses:

(11) hath appeared: The tense of the verb indicates a reference to the Incarnation, Christ’s first appearing;

to all men: goes better with salvation than with appeared (1 Timothy 2:4; 4:10)

(12) ungodliness: irreverence

worldly lusts: i.e., overpowering attractions for the secular world

soberly: sensibly, seriously

(13) blessed hope: Christ’s second coming

(14) redeem us from all iniquity: i.e., release us from the bondage of sin (see also Ephesians 1:7)

peculiar people: i.e., a people of His very own possession

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