Paul challenged believers to live out their faith in a distinctive manner that glorified God. But what makes such living possible? While we may attempt to fix ourselves, Alistair Begg cautions that self-improvement alone eventually results in our feeling overwhelmed, discouraged, or dishonest. Paul, however, taught that God’s indwelling Spirit trains and enables us in godly living as we remember what Christ accomplished for us and anticipate His return.
11For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, 12training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, 13waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, 14who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.
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