The Grace of God
This verses has been dwelling in my heart for awhile, not letting up yet; For if we are honest with ourselves, the effect of the Grace of God in our lives will/should lead us to these desires:
Titus 2:11-12 ESV
For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people,
training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, …
In NKJV it’s says teaching us… Indicating a process or journey..
Transforming us as described in v.14(b) AMP:
Who gave Himself on our behalf that He might redeem us (purchase our freedom) from all iniquity and purify for Himself
(b) a people [to be peculiarly His own, people who are]
eager and enthusiastic about [living a life that is good and filled with] beneficial deeds.
[Deut. 14:2; Ps. 130:8; Ezek. 37:23.]