SALVATION TO ALL PEOPLE
No one is out of the reach of God’s mercy. I would argue strongly, sometimes we forget that. We can be so judgmental and self-righteous that we fail to remember if God can save us, He can save anyone. We cannot marginalize the saving power of God nor can we decide who should be saved. God loves all of us, and His redemption is extended to all of us. Salvation is not limited nor confined to a certain denomination, a certain group of people, or to an individual church. It is amazing some churches and people believe they have the key to salvation and unless you come by them, you cannot be saved. But today’s devotion gives blessed assurance that salvation is to all people. In Titus 2:11 we read these words:
“For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all people,”
Here Paul speaks of the revealing of God’s grace and makes it crystal clear that salvation is available to all those who believe. God’s grace offers not merely an escape from the punishment of sin, but attempts to bring about a transformation in our character and conduct. Christ Himself redeemed us from all iniquity and we have been given the blessed hope. This is what the preacher is called upon to preach. When you read this book of Titus, you clearly see that the function of the bishop is to give instruction and sound doctrine that our faith may be strengthened and the glory of the Lord may be revealed in our lives. Thank God today for the salvation we have received and for the salvation extended to our family and our friends. Salvation is even extended to those who are nonbelievers that they may come to the saving knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Titus 2:11 (NLT)