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A Daily Devotion for Wednesday, October 20


Titus 2:11-14


For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope- the glorious appearing of our great God and Saviour, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.

Self-control is not something you hear much about- not even in church. I think self-control is that next step in our transformation, beyond knowing the difference between right and wrong. It is finding the line between relaxation and laziness, ambition and greed, celebration and gluttony. In these verses I am reminded it is not enough to avoid sin. “Jesus Christ, (who) gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.”


Father God, help me to be pure and always ready to do your work. Help me to show self-control when I might be derailed. I owe everything to you. Amen


Becky, transforming

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Beverly Flynn
Beverly Flynn
Oct 20, 2021

Titus 2:11-14 Verse 12 It teaches us to say no to ungodliness and worldly passions to live self controlled.  Paul’s crystal clear message of godly christian living for both men and women is the discipline of self-control. Because self-control is a gift, given to us through the Holy Spirit, Christians can and should be the people most hopeful about growing in self-control. We are children of the most self-controlled man in the history of the world. All his life he was without sin, neither was dishonestly ever found. He never strayed even when he shed drops of blood, he could have defended himself. They spit in his face and struck him; some slapped him. They scourged him. In ever…

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Tom
Tom
Oct 20, 2021

Titus 2:11-14

A common misperception held by those outside the church is that Christianity is a burdensome system of dos and don’ts with God keeping a Santa Claus-like list of the naughty and nice. Paul makes it clear (even though non-believers find it difficult to understand) that grace teaches us self-control. We do not practice self-control to obtain grace. It is just the opposite.


Prayer - Gracious God, of all the fruit of the Spirit, self-control is one that needs constant attention in this post-Christian age in which we live. Excesses of all kinds are celebrated and promoted as the path to contentment and self-actualizarion. I thank You for the grace that opens my eyes to the truth that these…

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Rosalind Spiller
Rosalind Spiller
Oct 20, 2021

Titus 2:11-14 Although Paul wrote these words to Titus to help him become a strong leader of his church, they should speak to us as well. We live in a world full of Temptations. Some are cultural; some are moral. We need to keep close to our Christian faith and be an example to those around us. Our actions outside our homes show others our faith. But those actions in our homes are just as important. If we profess to be a Christian, all our actions and deeds should be for his glory. Prayer: gracious God may your words always lead me away from Temptations. Amen

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Barbara
Barbara
Oct 20, 2021

Titus 2: 11-14


11-12 For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age


In this day and age there are so many obstacles that we face each day. Self-control is my gage at keeping on the path to God. Without self-control life would be very different. It is so easy to fall into that hole of self-doubt and wonder why the world is like it is. My belief in Jesus Christ and his heavenly Father and the grace that is sent my way helps me manage my life. Self-control is key.


Dearest Lord,…

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