“For the grace of God has been revealed, bringing salvation to all people. And we are instructed to turn from godless living and sinful pleasures” (Titus 2:11-12a, NLT).

In Hebrews we read the Old Covenant is no longer in force after the death of Jesus, which means the Ten Commandments are no longer in force. So naturally the question arises—what about sin? What about obedience? Can we just do anything we want and get away with it? Because of these questions, churches have felt compelled to tack on a few conditions to grace.

Paul addressed this in Romans 6:1-4, asking shall we continue in sin so we can experience more grace? Of course not! Paul announced that in Christ, we have died to the law and are living new lives. In Titus we read that grace teaches us to say no to ungodliness. Before, the law was the teacher but now in Christ, grace is our kinder, gentler, no strings attached teacher. May we all listen and learn well.

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