4 But when the goodness and loving-kindness of God our Savior to man [as man] appeared,
5 He saved us, not because of any works of righteousness that we had done, but because of His own pity and mercy, by [the] cleansing [bath] of the new birth (regeneration) and renewing of the Holy Spirit,
6 Which He poured out [so] richly upon us through Jesus Christ our Savior.
7 [And He did it in order] that we might be justified by His grace (by His favor, wholly undeserved), [that we might be acknowledged and counted as conformed to the divine will in purpose, thought, and action], and that we might become heirs of eternal life according to [our] hope.
8 This message is most trustworthy, and concerning these things I want you to insist steadfastly, so that those who have believed in (trusted in, relied on) God may be careful to apply themselves to honorable occupations and to doing good, for such things are [not only] excellent and right [in themselves], but [they are] good and profitable for the people.
Smile upon us Lord with your tenderness and mercy. Although, at times it might seem as though you are a far, the truth is that you abide in our soul and your Holy Spirit is ever watching over us. Help us to apply the instructions of your truth to our attitudes. I love that this word tell of your kindness toward us, it show to us your character that lives inside our soul. Daily, help us Lord to be the example of your kindness and love of the Father so that as your word says…”whom he poured out on us generously” through you, Jesus, “we having been justified by your grace might become heirs” in which you have given to us the hope, through salvation, the hope of life eternal. In this alone, my heart is not only humble but grateful. I love you, Lord. Amen