Titus 3:1-8 … These verses begin the closing chapter of the letter to Titus and are an encouragement for godly living. They reflect what Christians, who are not of this world, are to do in the world: to be exemplary citizens of the community and people of charity and assistance to others. The reason for this exemplary behavior is the second of two great theological statements in this letter, Titus 3:4-7. Believers are transformed because of our redemption by Christ, by His mercy (v.5), not based on anything we’ve done or think we deserve, but by His cleansing, renewal and regeneration through the Holy Spirit. And the Good News is (v.7) that we are made heirs, and brought fully into the family of God. This is a tremendous affirmation! Sins are taken away and we’re given the righteousness of Christ. We’re then told that we can put our trust in that … verse 8 telling us that this is a fully trustworthy statement, the last of five great statements identified as “trustworthy statements” in the Pastoral Letters.
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