If you were asked to define grace, what would be your definition? We Christians tend to describe grace as ‘God’s unmerited favor’. That it is. But it’s more than that. Today’s text will demonstrate that grace is a teacher; that grace places certain demands on those who receive it. Grace isn’t a free ticket to ride with no strings attached.
We tend to approach God’s grace with a consumer mentality. It’s all about us and what God has done for us. But such thinking is shallow at best. It’s terribly selfish and borderline sinful at worst. Titus is instructed by Paul to address this thinking in Crete. Why? Because one of the things causing problems in Crete was the ‘me’ mentality. It’s the same mentality that pervades the American church today. It’s all about us instead of the LORD. It shouldn’t be that way. Grace demands something different.