Grace—Rightly Perceived

by Ted Cockle

“For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.”

Titus 2:11-14

“Grace—rightly perceived—compels holiness . . . When we realize we have been resuced from the clutches of evil against hich we were helpless, our resolution is stregnthened never to go back there. We never want to allow the evile to take hold again. That is why the resucue of grace results in requirements. Not because the requirements rescue but because the rescued, who truly recognize hte danger they were in, desire and strive to be forever free of its clutches.”

-Bryan Chapell, 1– 2 Timothy and Titus: To Guard the Deposit (ESV Edition), (Crossway, 2012), pp. 371, 373

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