Titus 2:13-14 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
I notice two things in this passage:
- We’re to be a peculiar people. When the world looks at us, there should be a difference – in spirit, in charity, in demeanor, in “conversation”. If we continually seek the things of the world, and there is no difference, why would the world want what we have, when we show that we really want what they have?
- We’re to be zealous of good works. Earlier in the chapter, Paul says to show forth a “pattern of good works”. Our greatest Example, Jesus Christ, “went about doing good”. Might our lives be characterized by a zeal to do good works, for the Lord and in service to Him, and unto others.
As we see here – He’s coming, and His coming is imminent. When He comes, let Him find us “so doing”.