8th – 9th April
“For the grace of God has been revealed, bringing salvation to all people. And we are instructed to turn from godless living and sinful pleasures. We should live in this evil world with wisdom, righteousness, and devotion to God, while we look forward with hope to that wonderful day when the glory of our great God and Saviour, Jesus Christ, will be revealed. He gave His life to free us from every kind of sin, to cleanse us, and to make us His very own people, totally committed to doing good deeds.”
Life can be hard sometimes. Feelings of giving up, of throwing the towel in and feelings of defeat may often enter your mind. But you were not created to be on the loosing side. You are adopted into the victorious family of Christ, of whom the author and creator of our very breath, is the God, Father and Head of the house. We are promised that one day Christ will return. That is our glorious hope. That day when Christ returns in all His glory to rid this world of evil once and for all and take us home to live with Him eternally!
Although that day has not yet come, we can still have victory in Christ in this life, on this earth. Read what Paul says to Titus in verse 14, ‘He gave His life to free us from every kind of sin, to cleanse us, and to make us His very own people…..’ Yes we are living in an evil world, full of sinful pleasures and temptations, but we have victory over them, through the sacrificial death and victorious resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is in His resurrection that we can live sanctified and purified lives, with ‘wisdom, righteousness and devotion to God’.
Friends, may we rejoice, in the glorious hope that awaits and in the victory we now live in!