But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to His own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by His grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life. Titus 3:4-7.
Goodness and Kindness. These two words describe the coming of Jesus. Who sent Jesus to earth? Who called Jesus, His Son? It is God, the Father, for God is Love! God cares and protects His Children.
How do we show Love, Goodness, and Kindness? The first two verses of Titus 3, give us understanding of how to live God’s Way. Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people.
He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? Even in the Old Testament we find God’s Way laid out for us. Micah 6:8.
How precious is your steadfast love, O God! The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings. Psalm 36:7. The preciousness of God’s Love is it continues faithfully. We draw strength and protection from His Love. How Great are You, O, Lord! Great is your Faithfulness.
The saying is trustworthy, and I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to devote themselves to good works. These things are excellent and profitable for people. Titus 3:8.