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Titus 2:11-12

For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

The grace of God hath appeared. Jesus Christ is the grace of God. Grace is gratitude. If I have a grateful heart and attitude I will be a graceful person. If I am a grateful person I will be a person full of grace who does and treats others right and justly.

Jesus Christ is the grace of God and He hath appeared because of God Almighty’s gratitude for life. God the Father is so grateful for life that He sent His only begotten Son to die at Calvary and purchase back what was His already. We belong to the LORD because He created us and we belong to the LORD because He bought us back and redeemed us.

Seeing then that the LORD has a double right to us, we should deny ungodliness and worldly lusts. We deny ungodliness and worldly lusts permission to operate in our life when we live soberly, righteously and godly in this present world.

As created beings fallen from the grace of God we so often immediately default to the negative. Instead of looking to the Grace of God, even Jesus Christ, we immediately, without consciously thinking about it, look at all that is wrong. Instead of looking at all that is wrong, let us learn to look at Jesus Christ, the grace of God which hath appeared. As we learn to focus on the grace of God instead of the faults, failures and mistakes we are able to deny the ungodliness and worldly lusts.

The grace of God does not come in because I denied the ungodliness and worldly lusts but rather the ungodliness and worldly lusts must go when I accept and allow into my life the grace of God. Blessed be the Name of Jesus.