Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, 12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; 13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; 14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity (lawlessness) , and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
Grace teaches us how to live soberly, godly, and righteously while denying ungodliness and worldly lusts Titus 2:11, 12. Any teaching on grace that teaches slackness, looseness; ungodly, unrestrained living is a perversion of true grace. Grace never promotes:
LASCIVIOUSNESS – total lack of self-restraint; no feeling of shame; no restraint from impurity Jude 4.
LAWLESSNESS – defiance for or disregard for God’s standards, laws and will to the will of self; iniquity; unrighteousness 1 John 3:4.
LICENSE – Liberty used as an occasion to indulge the flesh Galatians 5:13.
Grace frees us to serve not to sin. There are moral standards under grace but we are empowered by grace to meet them. Grace helps us do what we couldn’t do on our own or in our own strength.