In this lab, John Piper clarifies that those who say they know grace while refusing to pursue holiness do not know God’s grace as taught by Paul.
Some questions to ask as you read and study Titus 2:11–14:
- Can someone say he is a Christian while refusing to pursue holiness? What would you say to someone who thinks he can?
- Read Titus 2:11–14. What trains us to refuse ungodliness and pursue holiness? How might it train us?
- Where in your life have you gotten lax about pursuing holiness? How might grace train you to press on?
Principles of Bible Reading
Plan to Do, Not Just Hear
As you read the word, remember the commandment of Jesus, reiterated by James, to be doers and not merely hearers of the word (Matthew 7:24–27; James 1:22–25).
Seldom does anyone wander into obedience. Often, we must take time to not only digest what we have read, but to plan for how we can practically obey God’s will.