11 For the grace of God (His unmerited favor and blessing) has come forward (appeared) for the deliverance from sin and the eternal salvation for all mankind.
12 It has trained us to reject and renounce all ungodliness (irreligion) and worldly (passionate) desires, to live discreet (temperate, self-controlled), upright, devout (spiritually whole) lives in this present world,
13 Awaiting and looking for the [fulfillment, the realization of our] blessed hope, even the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Christ Jesus (the Messiah, the Anointed One),
14 Who gave Himself on our behalf that He might redeem us (purchase our freedom) from all iniquity and purify for Himself a people [to be peculiarly His own, people who are] eager and enthusiastic about [living a life that is good and filled with] beneficial deeds.
15 Tell [them all] these things. Urge (advise, encourage, warn) and rebuke with full authority. Let no one despise or disregard or think little of you [conduct yourself and your teaching so as to command respect].
May I share a prayer:
“Oh God give me the grace to be a wise and prudent shopper, that I may purchase eternal happiness for myself and all who are in need of your love.” amen
“Help me, My Savior to brew up a huge kettle of brotherly love and serve it with the clean, sweet bread of human kindness.” amen.
Tapestry Treasures will be back in a few weeks. God Bless you richly in all your endeavors. Peace and Grace fill your hearts. ~Zoey