That Blessed Hope

You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 2 Timothy 2:1

If you’ve been following then you know that this verse is a repeat from yesterday. I loosely defined being strong in grace as relying more and more on Christ. That is all true. I woke this morning with an even better definition, one that comes directly from Scripture. It’ll make our ability to be strong in the grace of Jesus Christ much easier to grasp.

For the grace of God which 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 God and Savior Jesus Christ. Titus 2:12

This verse will take a little longer to memorize than today’s verse. But learning both of them is a powerful tool that God can use in our lives. Memorizing Scripture has that power because God can and will use it day or night, no matter where you are. Fortunately, when I was in the Glee Club many years ago, one man recited this verse as part of the concert. He said it enough in practice and during concerts that I memorized it. To this day, I can hear his voice.

More importantly, I can hear the voice of God remind me that God’s grace is sufficient for teaching me no matter where I am or what I’m doing.

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