The book of Titus is a very short book, only three chapters but it is packed with good food for the soul. It teaches us how to live as Christians, what to teach our youth and how much God loves us. I think the book of Titus holds true today, more-so than you think. Titus chapter 3 is full of God’s love for us and that he loved us even in our sinful state. We will be diving in to verses 3 through 8.
“3 At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. 4 But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, 5 he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, 6 whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7 so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.” -Titus 3:3-7.
God loved us in our worst times, he loves us even though we have been foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved with worldly passions and pleasures. He loves us when we are filled with hate, he sent his Son to save us through all of these things. We have done nothing to deserve this forgiveness but we have been shown mercy, through his mercy we can be forgiven. Since this has happened we now can be washed in the blood, forgiven of our sins and be saved.
“8 This is a trustworthy saying. And I want you to stress these things, so that those who have trusted in God may be careful to devote themselves to doing what is good. These things are excellent and profitable for everyone.” -Titus 3:8
We need to remember those things and remind those that have forgotten. We need to remind those who have forgotten what we are living for, we are serving a risen God. We have many gifts waiting for us in heaven but sometimes our brothers and sisters in Christ will get discouraged in this life and we are to make sure they remember the end result, that all of this is not in vain.
“Let God’s promises shine on your problems.” –Corrie ten Boom