Devo 7 December 2019
“For the grace of God has been revealed, bringing salvation to all people. And we are instructed to turn from godless living and sinful pleasures. We should live in this evil world with wisdom, righteousness, and devotion to God,”
Titus 2:11-12 NLT
All people have salvation offered to them. Godless living and sinful pleasures distract us from God’s path. God’s path is righteousness, which means living God’s way; wisdom, which is choosing the right path; and devotion to God, that is putting Him first and recognising His place as Creator and a good Father. God offers us the choice of either salvation or death. Salvation is gained not through following a list of demands and penances and things like self-flagellation, but following our Creator who loves us and just wants honest and heartfelt connection. If only we really knew how cool God is! So salvation refers to what is written about in John 3:16-17. There are two options there, life or death – that is life, salvation, or death, never to be conscious again. God came to save and not to condemn or destroy us – only the devil wants that. These are the greatest verses in the Bible; ““For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.” John 3:16-17 NLT. Amen to our Father who only wants to save us from eternal death and show that we can live an outward focussed life like Jesus. This is what will make us truly happy. Amen.