3 At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another.
Yes, we have always been sinners. We used to live in the flesh, we were used to living for the desires of the ego.
4But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, 5 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,
Yes. Once we believe wholeheartedly in the Grace of our God, and we accept Jesus as our Savior, and we start walking by Faith and not by sight, we are saved, His Grace and His love wash our hearts of all impurities, and we are born again, our heart is renewed and our spirit is cleansed. And we are saved, not by our works of righteousness, but by God’s righteousness. We only are able to become righteous through Him, and we are only able to do good deeds because He makes us able. All credit, all honor, all glory goes to Him. Destroy all arrogance and pride. We are now able to live through the Holy Spirit, making us strong in Christ. We will now want to live according to the desires of the Spirit, and not the flesh. And when we fall, God will be there to pick us up. Remember, we can never be perfect. We will never be perfect. We will always be sinners in need of His GRACE.
6 whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7 so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life. 8 This is a trustworthy saying. And I want you to stress these things, so that those who have trusted in God may be careful to devote themselves to doing what is good. These things are excellent and profitable for everyone.
Once again, we are justified by His grace, and He put down His life, so we can have eternal life. He gave Himself to death so we can Live. We must live for Him. It is quite difficult, being a Christian is tough in this world, with temptations and struggles everywhere, but He who lives in us is strong. We gotta hold on and let Him lead the way, for He is in control.
And since we’re able to hear and believe in the good news (about Jesus and our Salvation), it is our duty now to spread the Word, in hopes of saving as many souls as possible for His Glory through the love of Jesus Christ. Let’s feed people with the Word, let’s encourage others to grow closer to Christ, to work on their relationship with God, to keep feeding their Faith daily, to keep the hope, to fight fight fight and never give up. God is with us. Let’s learn to recognize this.. Give Him all control.
May God bless you.