“Saved By His Life” (Titus 2: 11 – 12, ESV) by Carley Evans

God’s grace appears in Jesus, bringing salvation to all. His grace teaches us “to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age.”

Jesus says, “Do you see this woman? I enter your house; you give Me no water for My feet, but she wets My feet with her tears and wipes them with her hair. You give Me no kiss, but from the time I come in she does not cease to kiss My feet. You do not anoint My head with oil, but she anoints My feet with ointment. Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many are forgiven — for she loves much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little.” (Luke 7: 44 – 47)

He tells this woman, “Your faith saves you; go in peace.” (Luke 7: 50)

“Where sin increases, grace abounds all the more, so that, as sin reigns in death, grace also may reign through righteousness leading to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means!” (Romans 5: 20, 21 – 6: 1)

Instead, through faith, we put off the “body of sin” which is “brought to nothing, so that we are no longer enslaved to sin.” (Romans 6: 6)

Jesus’ gift of grace leads us to live in this freedom from sin. “Since, therefore, we are now justified by His blood, how much more are we saved by Him from the wrath of God. For if while we are enemies we are reconciled to God by the death of His Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, are we saved by His life.” (Romans 5: 9 – 10)

Saved by His life — to God be the glory.

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