Scripture Minute – Titus 2:14

He “gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.” (Titus 2:14, KJV)

In his epistle to Titus, here Paul is writing about Christ’s sacrificial act for humanity. The Holman Christian Standard Bible reads: “He gave Himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to cleanse for Himself a people for His own possession, eager to do good works.” This verse speaks about the fact that Jesus willingly offered Himself on behalf of humanity in order to redeem us from sin and condemnation. Through His sacrifice, Jesus Christ seeks to cleanse and purify us, creating a distinct community of believers who are faithful in the Word and zealous for righteousness. This particular verse focuses on the life-changing power of Christ’s selflessness and its impact on shaping a righteous and sanctified body of believers.