We are bombarded with voices telling us what things are good for us and what things are harmful. Sometimes, those voices have our well-being at heart, and sometimes those voices have their profit in view.
Violent, angry words issue from a violent, angry heart. This is not to be a part of the character of a Christian. We are meant for something higher.
The grace of God bringing salvation can only mean the coming of the Lord Jesus. His birth, life, death, and resurrection had a real-time effect for the elect.
Paul, writing to Titus, distills these two groups into the pure and the defiled. Please watch today’s Pastor’s Letter video for a visual illustration of purity.