Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Not By Works Of Righteousness But By His Grace

        "But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit." (Titus 3:4-5)

        Why has God chosen to save us? This text provides three foundational reasons for Him doing so: love, mercy, and kindness. These three attributes of God are showcased as good works are excluded from us being justified in His sight.

        The washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit refers to spiritually dead people being made alive in Christ. We are given new hearts and set apart to grow in holiness. This is all a work of the Spirit of God.

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  1. But GOD, being RICH IN MERCY, because of the GREAT LOVE WITH WHICH HE LOVED US, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For BY GRACE YOU HAVE BEEN SAVED THROUGH FAITH. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, NOT A RESULT OF WORKS, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. (Ephesians 2:4-10)