- Chapter Two
THINKING BIBLICALLY - Part 3 Page
V.10 ** If we follow those instructions, what will
we be our attire?
"...they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior"
V.11 ** Why should we do all of this? What has happened that would
prompt our hearts to want to obey the Lord?
"For the grace of God has appeared..." This is the incarnation
of God Almighty in the person of Jesus Christ! cf. Titus 3:4-6, John
V.12 ** When Jesus came preaching salvation to all men, what did
He instruct us to do?
"...to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly,
righteously and godly in the present age..." cf. Matthew 4:17,
V.13 ** What are we anticipating as we maintain this godly behavior?
"...looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory
of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus" (blessed hope cf. Titus
V.14 ** Why should we be waiting for Him? What did He ever do
"...who gave Himself for us..."
** What did that accomplish?
"...that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify
for Himself a people for His own possession..."
** Having been redeemed unto godly behavior, for what should we always
"...zealous [eager] for good deeds..." We should strongly
desire to live a godly life which adorns the doctrine of God and proclaims
His work of salvation in us!
V.15 ** How was Titus to pass all of this instruction on to the
Believers in Crete?
"...with all authority..." [epitage] lit. command
speak - The word of God to everyone in general
exhort - Urge and encourage those He knows
reprove - Correct those who are in error
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