*THE GRACE OF GOD*
*Titus 2:11-12 -*
*For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world.*
'Charis' is the original Greek word for grace which means favour, goodwill, and lovingkindness - especially as granted by superior to an inferior.
Grace is the free, undeserved goodness and favorite of God to mankind.
Someone has devised the following acronym of grace...
*G* - God's
*R* - Riches
*A* - At
*C* - Christ's
*E* - Expense
Grace is one of those words often pronounce as Christians, but do we really know what it means? From our text, if grace is something that "appeared", then it must be an actual thing that is visible and tangible: something we can see and touch. Grace is Jesus personified. It is who He is and what He has done. If we can picture the grace of God, then we can actually see Jesus right there.
The entire message of the Gospel is grace. God showed us grace by sending His Son to take the punishment for our sin because we could not do it ourselves. We were utterly helpless. And yet, God helped us. Our salvation is grace personified.
At times, people think they deserve every good they get in life. But in reality, every good gift comes from the grace of God, not because we deserve them or we authored them. Grace is what every man needs, what none can earn and what God Alone can and does freely give.
The grace of God brings salvation and as well teaches us how to live right in this world full of lust and wickedness. Our lives is all about grace. We are here by grace. We hope for future by His grace.
Beloved, grace is what we need at this critical time of our lives. May His grace keep us safe in Jesus matchless Name Amen