“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Titus 2:11-13




For the grace of God has appeared,

bringing salvation to all,

training us to renounce impiety and worldly passions,

and in the present age to live lives that are self-controlled, upright, and godly,

while we wait for the blessed hope

and the manifestation of the glory of our great God and Saviour, Jesus Christ.


– Titus 2:11-13 (NRSV)






Jesus is our model;

by means of grace He instructs us on how to control our defects

and grow in virtue, filled with hope.


God moves us inwardly to seek holiness,

and His grace also channels our hope.


As Christians, we are motivated to renounce impiety and worldly passions

not only by bringing to mind our Lord’s life on earth,

but also, and especially, by the fact that Jesus is in the glory of heaven even now,

and that He invites us all – He wants us all – to share His inheritance.


Christ has redeemed us,

He has effectively given each one of us a complimentary ticket to Heaven,

but it is up to us to follow His instructions on the ticket

for us to qualify and make use of His wonderful gift.






Lord Jesus, my Saviour,

help me live a self-controlled, upright, and godly life,

that I may one day claim Your promise.


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