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“[W]hom 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 3:6-7).

Become heirs.  See what Scripture tells us about why we are doing what we are doing.  We are to become children of the Heavenly Father.  It is not about our behavior first, but about the relationship we already have with the Lord and then learning how to behave in that relationship.  Our salvation is based upon what Christ has done.  Live in the justification which is yours in Christ.

Lord, teach to get my priorities straight.  Lead me in the freedom which is mine through grace.  Help me work on my behavior as a child, but not out of fear of damnation.  Lead me, not in arrogance, but in  humble hope.  Through all things, guide me to see that in You is all hope and it is mine through the grace which redeems me, purchased of God on the cross.  Thank You, Lord, for all You provide.

Lord Jesus, In You is all hope.  You have won the grace which I could never gain on my own.  You are my Redeemer.  Lead me, Lord, so that I walk humbly in this age, but filled with the eternal hope which is mine through You.  Help me to overcome those times when I doubt and fill me with the humble confidence that comes when Your Word is richly dwelling in me.  Amen.