he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, – Titus 3:5 (NIV)

What a magnificent picture: the Holy Spirit is causing rebirth and renewal in our lives. What saved us is also what causes us to grow, for the Holy Spirit is continually there to make the Scripture come alive and wash over us with new life. This growth process didn’t start with us, and our works of righteousness does not sustain it, but we are benefiting from the merciful work of our great God and Savior that upholds us to that final day.

Today’s commentary by:
Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org

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