Titus3:4-7 was this mornings reading (and Sunday morning’s sermon text).
God saves us. We westerners have grappled with the meaning of this for some time. We really struggle with being “helpless” but the fact is the human is helpless to overcome their sins and the only course to salvation is God’s saving us.
This is further expounded throughout the book of Ephesians but specifically covered in the foundational text of the Reformed Tradition:
English Standard Version (ESV)
8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
What does it mean to you today that the God of the Universe, the one who creates all things, knows all things, is all present, and is all powerful created you? and is calling you to a profound and meaningful relationship?
What does it mean to you that God; being in his very nature all knowing and all powerful, could not create Adam without knowing and creating you?
These are profound, awesome, and wonderful thoughts to live with. They should be life changing and life impacting.
Be blessed, bless God, and bless others.