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Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Waiting on the Lord

Titus 2: 11-14

“11 For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. 12 It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, 13 while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, 14 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.”

While we wait for the return of Christ, we are to live a different kind of life.  As Christians, we are to live a life that is set apart.  This means that we say “no” to the things that Paul calls “ungodliness and worldly passions.”

We are to be examples of  Christ’s life and His teachings.  We are to be known by our love.  We are to be eager to do good, eager to serve others, eager to seek peace and harmony in the world.

When people look at us, what do they see?  Do they see a reflection of the world, or do they see a reflection of Christ?

May the love of Christ be with you

Rev. Eric Lanier (Retired)

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