by John Barnett

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Series: Women Energized by Grace Series
John Barnett
Titus 2:4

God is love, the greatest of all Christian virtues is love, and love energized by God lasts forever.

What can the most powerful aspect of a wife and mother's life on earth obeying God's calling to her life? God wants it to be her grace-energized love.

What does God say will last forever from all the endless and mostly unseen hours of work that being a wife and mother entail? All the deeds offered in obedience to the Lord produced by grace-energized-love.

In Titus 2:4 we find the key that produces eternal reward from every day of a grace-energized-wife's marriage and a grace-energized-mother's family. Paul explains that the key is love. The first calling of a wife and mother is in God's Word to be LOVE.

[Our] gifts, [and our] ministries... all one day will cease to exist because they will cease to have purpose or meaning... But our showing love [to our husbands and children], practicing [that] love, [and] living [ that] love now--are of utmost importance, more important than having any of the other virtues or gifts, because love is the link God gives us with His eternal Self .

God is love (I John 4:8), and everyone who is born of God loves (I John 4:7)—so the greatest of all the virtues, the one that will last forever, is love (I Corinthians 13:13).

The key to grace-energized lives, marriages, and families is love.

Just as love that is prompted by the Spirit and energized by God's grace as Peter said, "covers a multitude of sins" (I Peter 4:8), so the absence of that love causes a multitude of sins. Love is eternal, love is supreme, and love is most like God for God is love!

As we study Titus 2 this morning we are looking back into a world where so few had ever known or felt real, Biblical love. The culture of Rome was driven by mighty armies, over-powering architecture and engineering, and Emperors known for ...

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