For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men,…
I. "REDEEMED FROM ALL INIQUITY." We have been brought out of the dominion and thraldom of sin with the heart's blood of the Son of God. What have we, then, to do any more with the works of darkness? What has the emancipated slave to do any longer with his old bondage and his old toil? He is a free man now. The owner's lash is no longer for his shoulders to bear. He and slavery have parted company forever, and he never experiences a single moment's desire to return to it.
II. "A PECULIAR PEOPLE." We are God's own purchased possession; we are His sole property, and belong to Him alone. The remembrance of this truth cannot fail to produce in us a life that will appear eccentric to the world, but there is no warrant in it for practising eccentricities.
III. "ZEALOUS OF GOOD WORKS." Not merely practising good works, but boiling in their desire to do them.
(G. A. Sowter, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,