“For the grace of God has been revealed, bringing salvation to all people. And we are instructed to turn from godless living and sinful pleasures. We should live in this evil world with wisdom, righteousness, and devotion to God, while we look forward with hope to that wonderful day when the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, will be revealed. He gave his life to free us from every kind of sin, to cleanse us, and to make us his very own people, totally committed to doing good deeds.” – Titus 2:11-14 (NLT)
This Thanksgiving week, our daily devo will only be produced Monday through Wednesday. Over these three days, we will continue to look at this passage from Titus that will give us some great prompts for being thankful.
So far from this passage we have been encouraged to be thankful for God’s GRACE and God’s power to CHANGE us from what we are to what we can be. One more thing we can be thankful for found in this passage is HEAVEN.
We are challenged in Titus to look forward with hope to the day that Jesus comes back. Thus far, Christians today have never seen Jesus yet we believe in Him. But one day we will see Him and all that we have believed and hoped for will become a reality:
- We will see Him come in glory in the clouds
- We will see Him judge sin and destroy it forever
- We will see Him establish righteousness and holiness eternally
We tend to spend a lot of time praying about the here and now, but when is the last time you spent time praying and thanking God for that which is to come. God doesn’t want us to be so heavenly minded that we are of no earthly good, but the active thoughts of heaven in our hearts will create in us the same desire Jesus prayed when He prayed: “…your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” – Matthew 6:10 (NIV)
Have a great and thankful Thanksgiving as you thank God for GRACE, CHANGE and HEAVEN.