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 the present age, while we wait for the blessed hope - the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, 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.
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Reinhard Bonnke, in his book Faith, The Link With God’s Power, says “True knowledge of the Lord transmutes into devotion and worship”
Jesus is the grace of God. He teaches us to say no and to live Godly lives, while we wait for him to come back.
When this becomes clear to us, this, “true knowledge”; when we “get it”; when we have that “ah ha!” moment, then our lives, automatically become lives of devotion and worship.
Bonnke also says, “We often pray, ‘Lord, glorify your holy name.’… but the phrase actually means ‘confirm your name.’ Prove what you are.”
And that’s the never ending cycle of love; he is pleased with us and pours out his blessings. We recognize these blessings as confirmation of his goodness and want to thank him by serving him faithfully. And he is pleased and pours out more blessings and we want to please him because he is so good! And it just goes on and on.
But we don’t devote ourselves to him because of the blessings, but because the blessings reveal how wonderful and loving he is. How could you not want to devote yourself to a God like that??