Let’s look at what we can find in the book of Titus about another question in the devotional study we have done on recent programs. What does Titus say about man?
In one sense the whole book addresses issues regarding man. But as I reflected on what is said I found man is lost and you can see evidence of this in his behavior. He has a moral sense, which responds to truth. He is teachable and can experience change. He can be saved and justified, so God can accept him without compromising His own holiness.
But this change cannot take place by man’s effort. It is possible because God targets man with His grace. In 2:11 it says, “For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men.” From this we see we need to acknowledge we are lost if left to ourselves. No matter how hard we try to live up to God’s standard, we will always come short. We need to recognize we are the targets of God’s grace. Think of it, the God of the universe is so loving and kind that He has targeted us with His grace, offering us His salvation.
If we trust in Him and accept this gift from Him, He will change us. Then we, by His power, can begin living according to His precepts. Even more, we should accept the challenge of sharing this good news with others, since even though they are lost, as we were, they are teachable and can be changed by the power of God.
If you want God to save you, pray this prayer: “God, thank you for the Salvation you offer through Jesus Christ. I want Him to become my Savior. Take over control of my life. Amen.”