Titus 2:11-15
11 For the grace of God has been revealed, bringing salvation to all people. 12 And we are instructed to turn from godless living and sinful pleasures. We should live in this evil world with self-control, right conduct, and devotion to God, 13 while we look forward to that wonderful event when the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, will be revealed. 14 He gave his life to free us from every kind of sin, to cleanse us, and to make us his very own people, totally committed to doing what is right. 15 You must teach these things and encourage your people to do them, correcting them when necessary. You have the authority to do this, so don’t let anyone ignore you or disregard what you say.
Holy Bible, New Living Translation, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.) 1996.

As Christians we enjoy certain freedoms that the world does not understand. We are free from the power of sin and death. But we must exercise this freedom carefully by understanding that this freedom means we have made the choice of responsible behavior. We are instructed to turn from sinful pleasures and to live in this world with self control. That is so contrary to what we hear on TV or read in magazines. This world would have us believe that if it feels good, do it. But our devotion to God leads us to understand that the sins of this world will offer pleasure for a moment but ultimately lead to death. It is the power of God in us that gives us this freedom to overcome the temptation to believe what the world is saying. As we look forward to the Groom returning for His bride, we can stay focused on the work He has set before us. Christ gave His life to free us from every kind of sin, so we must tell others about this freedom and not let the world around us pull us into sin.

Have a God Day!