April 27th, 2017
God’s Inexhaustible Love Is Always Bigger Than Our Past!
Titus 3:3-7 (KJB) For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. 4 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, 5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; 6 Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; 7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
Every person has a past and a future.
The word in the first verse, WERE, is written in the past tense. It indicates Paul is speaking of the past not the present. These verses are a pointed reminder of who we once were while existing dead in sin.
These verses serve to remind us of the ultimate sacrifice Jesus Christ gave for us. Not because a man deserves God’s mercy and grace, but simply because God loved each one of us inexhaustibly even when we were unlovable.
No man should be bound by his past. God did not place a period on living, He placed a comma. He made a way for every person to stop and assess his or her life against the holiness of God. All mankind can choose to live today and have an eternal hope kicking in their heart for his future.
God gave the regenerated man a quickened alive heart for maturing in all things of Christ. He gave us a spiritual opportunity for an eternally bright future enjoined as spiritual heirs with God for all eternity.
All man must do is accept God’s gift of life through faith, believing that God made a spiritual bridge away from sin and shame allowing the regenerated man to travel upon an eternal pathway in fellowship with God forever.