Titus 2:11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, 12 instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age. (NASB)
In these verses, Paul is teaching Titus what to do as he works within a congregation of the Lord’s body. Here, Paul is reminding Titus what grace does for us. We all enjoy the benefits of grace, and it reminds us that we are free from sin and that our life is secure with Christ. But also, grace instructs us in all areas of our life. For us, this means that we must be ready to learn how to do the things that grace is trying to teach us. Most of the time people think that grace is only meant to be received, accepted and believed. But we must not forget that we also have a responsibility towards grace.
Since we have been saved by grace, we need to say “NO” to anything that comes our way in the form of sin. “NO” to anything that is contradictory to what is good, and we need to say “NO” to our human urges and wants, which may include “NO” to certain TV shows, movies, and social media. But also, grace is trying to teach us to live! We need to have our senses sharp and ready so that we can make great choices every day. When we make good choices, we will live the way God wants us to live and be happy with our lives.