For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men,…
Salvation is offered to all men —
I. IRRESPECTIVE OF THEIR VARYING MORAL CONDITIONS. Though "all have sinned," yet all are not sinners in the same degree, or after the same fashion. Sinners are of many kinds — young, old, beginners in offences, hardened in crime, sinners through ignorance, against light, etc.
II. BECAUSE ALL MEN NEED IT. God recognises degrees of guilt and punishes "according to transgression." There are "few stripes" and "many stripes"; yet all need salvation, and all men may have it.
III. BECAUSE GOD LOVES ALL. He is no respecter of persons, and has no delight in the death of him that dieth. "God so loved the world," etc.
IV. BECAUSE CHRIST DIED FOR ALL.
Parallel VersesKJV: For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,