Titus 3:1-9 (HCSB)
Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to obey, to be ready for every good work, to slander no one, to avoid fighting, and to be kind, always showing gentleness to all people. For we too were once foolish, disobedient, deceived, enslaved by various passions and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, detesting one another. But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared,He saved us--
not by works of righteousness that we had done,
but according to His mercy,
through the washing of regeneration
and renewal by the Holy Spirit. He poured out this Spirit on us abundantly
through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that having been justified by His grace,
we may become heirs with the hope of eternal life. This saying is trustworthy. I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed God might be careful to devote themselves to good works. These are good and profitable for everyone. But avoid foolish debates, genealogies, quarrels, and disputes about the law, for they are unprofitable and worthless.
Word for the New Year 2019! God's mercy saved us through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit! #WordForNewYear
God be merciful to us and bless us,
And cause His face to shine upon us, Selah
That Your way may be known on earth,
Your salvation among all nations.
Let the peoples praise You, O God;
Let all the peoples praise You.
Oh, let the nations be glad and sing for joy!
For You shall judge the people righteously,
And govern the nations on earth. Selah
We need God's blessing and mercy. We need His way to be known in all the earth so that people will praise the Lord and nations will be glad and sing for joy. Oh, show us your mercy oh God we pray.
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