So that those who have believed in God may be careful to devote themselves to good works. —Titus 3:8
Why aren’t people lining up at the doors of our churches and homes? Why aren’t they saying, “How can I know your Redeemer?”
I think it’s because often they don’t see evidence in us of a redeemed life.
They look at us and see people living like everybody else. They don’t see an eternal perspective that changes the way we live. They don’t see righteousness, holiness, upright godly lives, or genuine love. They see us on the blogosphere ranting, blaring, being uncivil. They see Christians, so-called, acting just like the rest of the world.
But what if they were to see us living in the way Paul describes in Titus 3? What if we were to speak evil of no one? What if we were gentle toward others? What if we showed “perfect courtesy toward all people” (v. 2)? Wouldn’t that make an impact?
It would. And thanks to the work of God’s grace in us, we can. We can do good works toward others, reflecting the power of our Redeemer to change lives.
Make it Personal
Ask God to help your life adorn the gospel and point others to the grace, power, and love of Jesus Christ.