Saturday, February 13, 2016


Titus 2:14
Who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. [KJV]

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Many believers easily think since we are no longer under the Law, we are exempted from works. Yes, we are exempted from the 'works of the Law', but we were saved to do 'good works' (see Gal. 2:16; Eph. 2:10). The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ did not come to make us complacent but to give us the right zeal.

Paraphrasing the Scriptures preceding our main text, we are told that the Grace of God that brings salvation teaches us to deny ungodliness and to live soberly as we look forward to the coming of our Savior who gave Himself so we can have zeal for good works.(Tit. 2: 11-14). In other words, the grace of God makes us eager to do good works. Good works include every deed motivated by our faith in Christ and love for Him. (Gal. 5:6).

So there is much to be done on earth before the Lord comes to take us with Him. A major assignment for every believer in Christ is to win more souls to God's kingdom. If we know Christ died and rose to save us, we would make others know this too. Scriptures say we are constrained by Christ's love not to live for ourselves but for Him who gave Himself for us. (See 2 Cor. 5:15). That is one important reason why Christ gave us His grace; to give us the needed zeal for this good work.

Go into today eager to do whatever would glorify Christ and draw someone to Him.

Lord Jesus, fill me with grace to do good work. Let the zeal for Your kingdom consume me. Amen. Not Born Again? Tap:
- Pas Adeolu Olumodeji

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