Over the last few days, we’ve looked at God’s transforming grace. The grace of God has appeared (verse 11), which sets us free to live godly (verse 12) and to look forward with certainty to Christ’s coming (verse 13) and to have the privilege of belonging to His own people (verse 14).
Such amazing grace to us, but it has come to us at such a cost. The beginning of Titus 2:14 tells us: “Who [that is, Jesus] gave Himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness…”
“Jesus”, God the Son, left heaven’s glory. This is who suffered for us. Not an angel or another person, but the eternal Son.
He “gave Himself”. He gave Himself on the cross. He offered Himself willingly.
“…for us…” He didn’t give Himself for people who deserved it, but for us, sinners. He didn’t give Himself only for kings and queens and presidents, but for us. He gave Himself for ordinary people, nothing special in the eyes of the world, but special to Him.
“…to redeem us from all lawlessness.” We have broken God’s perfect law, His good commands. We have an impossible debt of sin to pay, but Jesus has paid it, He has redeemed us, He has purchased us. He suffered in our place.
What a love, what a cost. Forgiven and free!
Let’s bow before Him in worship today.