Family Devotion - Titus 3:3-7
Titus 3:3-7
Adoption of rebels by mercy and grace.
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Published May 21st, 2021
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Titus 3:3-7
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Titus 3:3-7
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3 For c we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another. 4 But when d the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, 5 he saved us, e not because of works done by us in righteousness, but f according to his own mercy, by g the washing of regeneration and h renewal of the Holy Spirit, 6 whom he i poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7 so that j being justified by his grace we might become k heirs l according to the hope of eternal life.
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We were once in complete rebellion to God. However, God saved us because of his own mercy grace so that we may become his sons.
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For c we ourselves were once foolish,
Previously we were all unwise.
disobedient,
We were going our own way and did not care about God's commands.
led astray,
We were deceived and led in the wrong direction.
slaves to various passions and pleasures,
We were captive to the desires of our corrupted heart and flesh.
passing our days in malice and envy,
We went about our days hating others because of what they have and seeking to do them harm.
hated by others
Yes, we were hated by others
and hating one another.
and we hated one another.
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But when d the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared,
Even though this was our condition, when God who is our good and lovingly kind savior, Jesus Christ, came
he saved us,
he freed us from our corruption!
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e not because of works done by us in righteousness,
Why? Not because of our attempts at being good
but f according to his own mercy,
but because of his own mercy and grace.
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by g the washing of regeneration and h renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he i poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior ,
How? He accomplished this by giving us a new heart and giving us the Holy Spirit through Jesus Christ.
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so that j being justified by his grace we might become k heirs l according to the hope of eternal life.
What is the goal? He justified us by his grace so that we can become sons of God.
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What was the basis of our salvation?
How did he save us?
For what purpose did he save us?
What did God do?
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Brent Karding
What is the goal?
Your use of three questions in 5b, 5d-6, and 7 summarizes Paul's description of our salvation beautifully.
Brent Karding
Excellent arc! I like how you identified the emphasis (5a) and secondary emphasis (7).
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