As I reflected on last week I was also reading from an unusually named book in the Bible called Titus.
In chapter 2 we read this: “For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works. Speak these things, exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no one despise you.”
I noticed how the grace “appeared” in these verses. It appeared just as the manna did for the Israelites way back in Old Testament times when God fed them in the desert, and again in the New Testament when the church was just beginning ( this is a fact of history by the way) when Jesus said “I will come to you” when He was talking about how He would support them in those early days. Often as they were least expecting it, His support would be there.
In the same way God gives us grace, gives us Himself for every eventuality that occurs every day, and for those millions who have trusted in Jesus as Saviour, this Grace comes to us by God’s Spirit.
So as we get back into work this morning, if we have people looking to us for leadership or help, guidance or support let’s remember to call on this grace and not try to proudly bash on all on our own.
Have a great week