One of the most beautiful descriptions of what has happened in our salvation is found in Titus 3:3-7. Read this passage today slowly and repeatedly until all that God has done for you has sunk deep into your heart. Among other truths this passage teaches us that, though we were once foolish and disobedient to God, He did not deal with us according to our works, but instead caused His goodness and loving kindness to appear to us. This goodness and loving-kindness manifested itself in the Savior washing us and the Holy Spirit renewing us. The end result of all this is that we, who were once rebels, now have become eternal heirs of God. What beautiful truth! Notice , however, the ethical change Paul says this truth should cause in us (verses 8-10).