". . .looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works" Titus 2:14
Even if these were the only words a person ever heard about Jesus, wouldn't the
expressed in this passage compel them to respond to our amazing Savior?
What stands between lawless deeds and zealous good works in this verse is purification.
The ongoing, loving purification of the blood of Christ compels me to try to do better.
To put the lawless deeds behind and eagerly, willingly, zealously serve such a
with all the good works I can squeeze into my day!