How’s your health? I mean your spiritual health? And how do you measure your fitness before the Lord? We’ve been looking at the little epistle to Titus which uses the word “sound” (or healthy) several times as Paul instructs Titus in the Christian life.
Now. You need to know that this section is one of my most favorite passages in all the Bible! In fact, I have posted on this text in a series entitled “Back to the Basics” which began on July 20, 2015! I also covered this section of Titus 2 in a post called “What’s So Amazing about Grace? A Free Sermon Outline” on August 16, 2018.
If I want to get and stay spiritually healthy, I need to deeply appreciate God’s saving, teaching, waiting, purifying, and encouraging GRACE! And so do you.
It might help to think about what spiritual sickness looks like. If I’ve somehow lost the joy of my salvation, I’m suffering from an illness. A spiritual illness. And I need God’s saving grace. If I seem to be wandering aimlessly in my life (not allowing God’s teaching grace to guide me), I’m suffering from a malady which only His grace can cure. If I’m impatient for the coming of the Lord, I’m missing out on His waiting grace and I need healing. If I find my life is becoming conformed to the morally pathetic world around me, I need to recover the purifying grace which God gives. If I walk around like I’ve been baptized in lemon juice and seem discouraged all the time, I need a fresh dose of His encouraging grace.